France was once home of the father of immunisation, Louis Pasteur, but it is now among the most vaccine-sceptic nations on Earth- a pressing concern as it prepares one of the biggest vaccination campaign in its history.

President Emmanuel Macron had already said he was planning to start inoculating those most exposed to the virus in early 2021, followed by a second phase of targeting the wider population between April and June.

But he faces a tough task to lure the larger population to get the jabs to achieve herd immunity- the threshold at which the entire population is protected from the virus.


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