Covid: everything you need to know about vaccine in France

Published by Laurent P., Rizhlaine F. · Published on 7 January 2021 at 20h19 · Updated on 7 January 2021 at 23h50
France has initiated its vaccine campaign and there are many questions. Here is everything we know so far on Covid-19 vaccine and the strategy for the French people.

As the coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading across the world, several laboratories managed to develop different vaccines in no time. In France, the vaccine campaign has started on December 27, 2020 and experienced an improvement a few days ago by speeding things up.

This Thursday January 7, 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Véran addressed the campaign and detailed the improvement of the process to get vaccinated. Signing up by phone or online, handling patients on the day of the vaccine in one of the centers with a form to fill in, injecting the vaccine, and observation for the next 15 minutes... Everything has been thought up to reassure the French on the process.

Yet, in the frantic whirlwind of news, it may be difficult to see things clearly. Here is everything we know about the vaccine campaign in France and vaccine in a more general way.

Vaccine: what you need to know

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Vaccine: questions-answers

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