France aiming for broader COVID-19 vaccination campaign in spring - Macron

01 Dec 2020 / 22:50 H.

    PARIS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that France should be in a position to embark on a broader COVID-19 vaccination campaign between April and June next year, after initially targeting much a smaller group of people.

    A first vaccination campaign starting towards the end of December or in January would be targeted at a smaller segment of the population, Macron told a news conference after meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

    France's top health advisory body said on Monday it had recommended COVID-19 vaccinations should target retirement homes residents and their staff first when doses reach the country. (Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten and Henri-Pierre Andre, Writing by Sarah White; Editing by Alison Williams)

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