France to launch its own Covid vaccine soon


The head of the National Institute of Medicine said that the Covid-19 vaccine made in France is about to be launched. 


Gilles Bloch, Chief Executive Officer of the National Institutes of Health (Inserm), told France Info on Wednesday morning: “In the next few months, we will have a French vaccine against Covid-19.” He added that clinical trials of the vaccine are ongoing and may be promoted in the second phase of vaccination. Bloch did not disclose the exact date when the vaccine was launched, but confirmed that the trial has entered the third phase. 


The CEO of Inserm said he believes that the French-developed vaccine will be effective in the long term, “in the face of a virus that has mutated throughout the epidemic and is likely to recur in several waves.” 


”There are dozens of vaccines in production in France.” Bloch said, including twelve vaccines being developed at the Inserm Laboratory. 


France’s failure to produce its own vaccines has raised serious questions about the state of medical research in the country. Bloch admitted that France is not in the lead in the Covid vaccine race, but it is not far off as suggested by critics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

France Paris

Paris: Summer 2022 Deals

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.  Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine.  Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along […]

Read More
France Loire Valley

Love Loire Valley: Old world villages and storybook chateaux

  Throughout the year, the Loire Valley has much to offer. The best time to visit the Loire Valley is in late spring and summer if you want to get the most out of your vacation and experience the châteaux’s splendor both inside and out. As the days grow longer, the weather warms up, and […]

Read More

France to declassify documents on Algerian war

  The government said on Friday that France will disclose classified police files from the Algerian war 15 years ahead of schedule in order to “look the truth in the eyes.” The files, which cover criminal investigations from 1954 to 1962, are expected to corroborate French authorities’ pervasive use of torture and extrajudicial killings. “With […]

Read More