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France Accelerating Covid-19 Vaccinations, Parisien Reports

  • Older medical staff being inoculated: government spokesman
  • France under pressure on slow pace of vaccination campaign
A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a care home in the suburbs of Paris.

A nurse administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a care home in the suburbs of Paris.

Photographer: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

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France is accelerating Covid-19 vaccinations after a slow start, according to government spokesman Gabriel Attal.

Medical staff aged more than 50 started being vaccinated this weekend, Attal told the Le Parisien in an interview published in the newspaper’s Sunday edition.