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Covid-19: Castex hopes to reach 20 million first-time vaccinated this Saturday, May 15

2021-05-16T00:46:56.138Z

While traveling to the Porte de Versailles vaccination center in Paris, the Prime Minister recalled that 25% of those over 75 had not yet received their first injection. The objective of 30 million mid-June is "within our reach", he added.



Jean Castex said he was "

reasonably optimistic

" to reach the target of 20 million French people first vaccinated against Covid-19 on Saturday evening, May 15 in mid-May, during a visit to the vaccination center in the Porte de Versailles in Paris.

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I am reasonably optimistic. This evening we should achieve the collective objective that we had set for ourselves, namely 20 million first-time vaccinated by May 15,

”the Prime Minister underlined in a brief statement to the press. "

This is a very important moment for the whole country because it reinforces the prospects for ending the crisis which are also reinforced by the evolution of the data of the epidemic which is regressing everywhere

" in France, added the head of the government which was accompanied by the Minister of Defense Florence Parly and the Minister for Citizenship Marlène Schiappa.

The government had set itself the goal of reaching the 20 million mark for the first doses injected by May 15, then 30 million a month later. According to the latest figures released Friday evening, 19,706,931 people had received at least one injection and 8,705,141 people had received two injections (13% of the total population and 16.6% of the adult population).

"

The next objective is 30 million first-time vaccinated, it is within our reach,

" said the Prime Minister, while the campaign will be open to all adults, regardless of age, on June 15. .

Jean Castex set two priority objectives for the continuation of the vaccination campaign.

"

No dose should be unused

" and "

we must go and find the most vulnerable,

" he said, recalling that 25% of those over 75 had not yet received their first injection.

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The first Parisian vaccine park, the Porte de Versailles center opened on May 5. Managed entirely by the Paris fire brigade, open seven days a week, it must spend the next week at a rate of 3,000 injections per day.

Source: lefigaro

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