France Covid: a mass vaccination center forced to close due to lack of demand

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The Palais des Expositions opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday and was supposed to administer jabs all weekend, but closed at 1 p.m. and will not reopen on Sunday due to lack of demand.



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French teachers in the city of Nice overwhelmingly rejected AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine after only 58 out of 3,000 registered to be vaccinated.

The vaccines were offered this weekend in a mass vaccination center at the Palais des Expositions in Nice, with 4,000 people available to over 55s in high-risk occupations, or 3,000 eligible teachers.

But the center was forced to close after just four hours on Saturday due to lack of demand with just 58 appointments registered, and did not reopen today when it was scheduled to do so.

This means that the turnout among eligible teachers was only 2%, with a local official blaming the vaccine reluctance caused by the alarmism around the UK-made jab.

Anne Frackowiak-Jacobs, sub-prefect of the nearby town of Grasse, said people “turned around” when they learned they would receive AstraZeneca.

A mass vaccination center at the Palais des Expositions in Nice was forced to close yesterday after only 58 people showed up for 4,000 available shots

The Palais des Expositions opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday and was supposed to administer jabs all weekend, but closed at 1 p.m. and will not reopen on Sunday due to lack of demand.

The Palais des Expositions opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday and was supposed to administer jabs all weekend, but closed at 1 p.m. and will not reopen on Sunday due to lack of demand.

Macron previously described the AstraZeneca jab as “near ineffective” in the elderly and limited its use to young people, before switching after data suggested a link to very rare blood clots in young people, limiting it instead. to the elderly.

This has led to “vaccine hesitation” among the French – already Europe’s biggest vaccine skeptics – with a survey last month showing that 61% of people now believe the AstraZeneca vaccine is. “Dangerous”.

Local officials tried to claim that the vaccines were announced late and that age and occupation restrictions were also to blame for unused appointments.

But Ms Frackowiak-Jacobs said it actually showed the French had ‘no faith’ in the British-made jab, although global health officials and Europe’s own regulator said the benefits far outweighed on the risks.

The Nice vaccination center is now set to reopen on Monday and will instead offer Pfizer and Moderna jabs in the hopes of generating more interest.

The AstraZeneca jabs will instead be sent to a nearby fire station for use by government employees on the priority list, Nice Martin reported.

Scenes of empty vaccination centers unfolded in Nice even as France reports an increase in Covid cases with infections nearing their second wave peak, despite a nationwide lockdown.

The country reported an additional 35,000 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 5.2 million and 189 more deaths.

Officials tried to blame the late publicity and age restrictions for disinterest, but one said people actually `` turned around '' after learning they would be receiving AstraZeneca.

Officials tried to blame the late publicity and age restrictions for disinterest, but one said people actually `` turned around '' after learning they would be receiving AstraZeneca.

Officials tried to blame the late publicity and age restrictions for disinterest, but one said people actually “turned around” after learning they would be receiving AstraZeneca.

Surveys show a majority of French people, already the most skeptical of vaccines in Europe, now believe AstraZeneca's vaccine to be dangerous due to Macron's alarmism

Surveys show a majority of French people, already the most skeptical of vaccines in Europe, now believe AstraZeneca's vaccine to be dangerous due to Macron's alarmism

Surveys show a majority of French people, already the most skeptical of vaccines in Europe, now believe AstraZeneca’s vaccine to be dangerous due to Macron’s alarmism

The death toll from Covid in France now stands at more than 100,000, a grim benchmark he passed on Thursday.

France is currently blocked and Mr. Macron has been severely criticized for the slow deployment of vaccines, compared to his neighbors, including the United Kingdom.

Some 12 million people have so far received at least a first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine in France, or 18.4% of the population.

This compares to around 4.5 million people, or 6.6% of the French population, who received a second dose.

Despite this, thousands of doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca, developed by the Anglo-Swedish, are wasted following the panic created by President Macron.

Political opponents have suggested that the notoriously anti-Brexit president has partly questioned his safety and effectiveness in attacking the UK.

Natacha Bouchart, mayor of Calais, is one of those who spoke of a

“Wave of panic” created by Mr. Macron, saying: “We really need a national campaign to explain that this vaccine does not have more negative consequences than those of Pfizer or Moderna. “

Mr Macron announced that the use of AstraZeneca was suspended last month “as a precaution”.

He first said it was dangerous for people over 65 and then reviewed it to say that people under 55 should avoid it.

This was around the time that Mr Macron’s own prime minister, Jean Castex, had an AstraZeneca hit.

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