Macron Pledges To Achieve Maximum Rate Of Vaccination Against Coronavirus By April

Macron Pledges To Achieve Maximum Rate Of Vaccination Against Coronavirus By April
Macron Pledges To Achieve Maximum Rate Of Vaccination Against Coronavirus By April

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PARIS, 5 February. / TASS /. France expects to accelerate the coronavirus vaccination campaign from March and reach the required pace from April. This was announced on Friday by French President Emmanuel Macron following talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a videoconference format.

"Like everyone else, we are facing a production bottleneck that we are gradually eliminating. March will be better than February, and things will go much better from April. From April to June, we will organize a full vaccination campaign," he promised. "We must now prepare for the receipt and additional production of vaccines that will work against [various] variants of the coronavirus."

"We will do everything to speed up production," added Macron. "I think that in recent weeks we have managed to seriously speed up the process, ensure production in Europe, conduct an audit, achieve the production of additional doses, asking industrial enterprises in our territory to convert their sites for production of these vaccines. And from now on, together prepare the production of vaccines in the fall and winter.

The French leader stressed that Europe has purchased the most doses and produces more doses in aggregate on its territory than anywhere else. He noted that in total, European countries have pre-ordered or already received 2.3 billion doses. "I fully support the European approach, which we all adhere to. You cannot vaccinate only one country or the other," he said. "We will only emerge from this epidemic as a united Europe when we manage to vaccinate a sufficient number of citizens."

The vaccination campaign for the population in France started on December 27, 2020. Since January 18, vaccinations have been given not only to those living in nursing homes and doctors, but also to the entire population over 75 years old and people with serious illnesses. To date, more than 1.7 million people in France have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, of which about 140 thousand have already received both doses of the vaccine.

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