A 78-year-old lady has change into the primary individual to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine in France, in accordance with 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 individual 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 higher 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 at present, in France as in Europe.”
He added that the vaccine could be solely free and voluntary.
A dozen aged individuals and caregivers are scheduled to be vaccinated on Sunday on the symbolic launch of the French vaccination marketing campaign, within the higher Paris space and in Dijon, in northeastern France.
The European Union launched the primary part 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 individuals by the tip of February, with a give attention to the oldest, essentially the most weak and caregivers.