Under the pressure of popular protests, the French Minister of Health promised on the 5th local time to increase the speed of COVID-19 vaccination in the country.
According to a 24-hour French television report on the 4th, French Health Minister Verang said that only thousands of French people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus developed by Pfizer in the United States and the German biotechnology company BioNTech.
In the first week of vaccination for nursing home residents, only 516 people completed the vaccination. And more than 1 million people in the UK have completed the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination.
“The number of vaccinations will ‘exponically increase’ in the next few days. Please rest assured.” Wei Lang said in an interview on the 5th.
According to the Associated Press on the 5th, Veran also promised to simplify the approval process of government agencies on the same day to speed up the vaccination process.
The government will also increase the number of vaccination centers and expand the target vaccination population, allowing people to make appointments for vaccination through the application or by phone, Weilang said.
French epidemiologist Arnold Fontane said in an interview that the current vaccination process is seriously lagging behind, and the goal is to vaccinate 5 to 10 million people at the end of March this year, which can only resist the spread of the novel coronavirus.
France’s 24-hour TV report said that the cumulative death toll of the novel coronavirus in France has exceeded 65,000, making it the seventh highest cumulative death toll of the novel coronavirus in the world.
Even so, a recent survey shows that 6 out of 10 French citizens refuse to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. In a country where there is “vaccine skepticism”, the government will still give safety first in advancing vaccination.