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As vaccination efforts in the European Union finally appear to be accelerating, France is struggling to contain a third wave of Covid-19, but announced that it had reached its goal of 10 million inoculations a week earlier than expected, while Germany doubled the number of vaccines, administering a record 720,000 doses on Thursday after that the launch was extended to family doctors. .

Across the border German Health Minister Jens Spahn said the country was targeting 3.5 million vaccines a week in early May, aiming to cover the population by late summer.

French Health Minister Olivier Véran said the country had delivered a record 510,000 vaccines on Friday after opening the first of 40 mass vaccination centers across the country, including the Stade de France stadium.

A Covid-19 vaccination center in the city of Nice, in southeastern France, on April 9.

A Covid-19 vaccination center in the city of Nice, in southeastern France, on April 9. Photograph: Valéry Hache / AFP / Getty Images

However, the good news has been tempered by AstraZeneca’s announcement of further delays in vaccine deliveries.

The Anglo-Swedish company warned the EU, Iceland Y Norway it would deliver only half of the 2.6 million doses promised for the following week due to production problems.

The EU has said it is looking to purchase 1.8 billion more doses of what it called “second generation” vaccines to inoculate the continent’s children and adolescents and combat emerging variants of the coronavirus. The contract will be for 900 million doses with the option to use 900 million more in 2022 and 2023.

People line up outside a vaccination center in Berlin on Thursday.  Many of them had arrived there in taxis, paid for by the state.

People line up outside a vaccination center in Berlin on Thursday. Many of them had arrived there in taxis, paid for by the state. Photograph: Sean Gallup / Getty Images




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