A 78-year-old girl has change into the primary particular person to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine in France, based on a tweet by Aurélien Rousseau, director-general of the Ile-de-France area’s well being company.
Rousseau posted an image of the vaccination on Twitter Sunday and described it as “an intense second … carrying a lot hope.”
The primary particular person to be vaccinated is a former housekeeper named Mauricette. She acquired the primary dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Sunday morning in a public hospital within the better Paris space.
“I’m moved,” she stated.
A 65-year-old heart specialist, Dr. Jean-Jacques Monsuez, was given the vaccine shortly afterwards.
French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that:
“Following the inexperienced mild from well being authorities, the vaccination marketing campaign begins immediately, in France as in Europe.”
He added that the vaccine could be fully free and voluntary.
A dozen aged folks and caregivers are scheduled to be vaccinated on Sunday on the symbolic launch of the French vaccination marketing campaign, within the better Paris space and in Dijon, in northeastern France.
The European Union launched the primary section of its mass vaccination program on Sunday. In addition to France, Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic and Spain are among the many member states that started giving vaccinations this weekend.
The French authorities says it’s aiming to vaccinate a million folks by the top of February, with a deal with the oldest, essentially the most susceptible and caregivers.