France will have vaccinated 12 mln against COVID-19 on Thursday, says Prime Minister

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France will have vaccinated 12 million people with a first shot of the vaccine by Thursday evening, said French Prime Minister Jean Castex.

Castex was speaking after he visited a vaccination center in the Paris region with his health minister Olivier Veran.

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After what critics depicted as a slow start, authorities are aiming to speed up France’s vaccination drive with the target of 30 million people having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by mid-June.

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