April 16, 2021

Can vaccine production in France make up for the delay in the vaccination campaign?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – After heavy delays in vaccine deliveries, France embarked on Wednesday April 7 in the production of 250 million doses on national soil. Good news ?

THE QUESTION.The issue is not how to vaccinate […] but to have the vaccines arriving in greater numbers“, Declared Monday April 5 the Minister of Health on TF1. Olivier Véran thus recalled the objective of “10 million first-time vaccinated on April 15“. An ambition held, and from this April 8, assured this Thursday Jean Castex. An acceleration of the vaccine campaign, expected and hoped for at a time when hospital tension continues to intensify despite the containment measures. To win this race against time, the government has bet on forty “mega-centers” punctuated by 10,000 weekly injections, a more pronounced involvement of the army as well as a French manufacture of vaccines. “250 million doses produced by the end of the year», Announced Wednesday, April 7 Agnès Pannier-Runacher, the Deputy Minister in charge of Industry. Can we see this as an opportunity for France to catch up and thus hope to meet its commitments to deconfinement in mid-May?

CHECKS. Four sites will produce these vaccines in France“, Emmanuel Macron had promised on February 2 to the TF1 newspaper. A month later, the start was given for the company Delphram in Eure-et-Loir responsible for bottling Pfizer / BioNTech doses. The Swede Recipharm should follow from mid-April in its French factory in Monts (Indre-et-Loire) for the American company Moderna, then Fareva in its premises in Pau and Val-de-Reuil (Eure) for CureVac from here “end of May, beginning of June»While waiting for his authorization

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