France will start vaccinating minors between the ages of 12 and 18 against the coronavirus from June 15, the country’s President Emmanuel Macron has announced.
During a visit to the city of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in the south-west of the country, the French President announced the decision, which was announced this Wednesday due to the good pace with which the vaccination schedule is progressing, around 30 million people have already vaccinated in mid-June .
The conditions for the implementation of the measure, explained Macron, will be specified “in the coming days by the health authorities”, but has announced that parents will be provided with all the necessary information so that they can give their consent, says “Le Parisien”. ‘.
In total, 26.5 million people across the country have received at least one dose, representing 39.7 percent of the population, while 11.4 million have already received both, out of 17.1 percent of the population.
Macron has also argued that the use of a mask overseas is nearing the end, but has stated that the measure will be lifted in each area depending on the situation, although he trusts it will be applied nationally by the end of June.
“The perspective is that we can gradually abolish the use in open places where the risk is not too great,” he makes clear, however, “this will also take place in a differentiated manner. At national level we will have to wait a little longer “, he said.
A week before the next phase of the reopening plan, the spokesman for the French government, Gabriel Attal, urged the French not to “let up”, particularly in the south-eastern regions of the country, where a slight upswing, although the rest of the territory is the “green zone” happened at the epidemiological traffic light.
In the past 24 hours, the number of places occupied by coronavirus patients in the country’s hospitals has fallen again, with 15,638 in the ward and 2,754 in the intensive care units. A total of 5.67 million people have contracted the disease, of which about 110,000 have died.