PARIS (Reuters) – There is no reason for France to reject the AstraZeneca / University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Friday.
France is due to resume use of the vaccine on Friday, a day after the European Union’s watchdog said it was convinced that the benefits of the vaccine outweighed all the risks.
More than a dozen countries, including France, had suspended its use following an investigation into reports of blood disorders.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to be vaccinated against AstraZeneca on Friday.
Castex on Thursday announced a new month-long lockdown for Paris and other parts of the country, after a hesitant vaccine rollout and the spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants.
Attal told RTL radio that the government will step up efforts to ensure that as many people as possible work from home rather than in the office.