Catholic Easter is celebrated all over the world this weekend. Authorities in European cities expect the pace of the vaccination campaign to pick up momentum during Easter.
Exhibition centers and stadiums are invited for vaccinations in French cities – mass vaccination centers opened there on Saturday. However, in cases where there is a choice, the French try to avoid AstraZeneca. Jean-Yves Gralle, Director of the Regional Health Agency of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, explains:
“Vaccination is here [на лионском стадионе] will last five days, including three days off: today, tomorrow and Monday. This will help us speed up the vaccination process, which is very important. We know this vaccine protects. According to our data, the elderly are less likely to be admitted to the hospital after being vaccinated. “
In Italy, on the island of Sicily, vaccination stations have opened in parish churches at the call of Catholic bishops. However, there were not many people willing to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca. However, this vaccine is made in Italy only to people over 69 years old.
Despite the fact that Lithuania has expanded the list of categories that can currently be vaccinated to include athletes and high school students, people are in no hurry. The reason is the same – the notorious AstraZeneca. In Kaunas, for example, only 50% of those invited visited the vaccination center.