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PARIS (AP) – France opened vaccinations for adults of all ages earlier than originally planned as of Monday as deliveries have accelerated.

More than 48% of the adult population in France have received at least one dose and more than 20% two, according to health authorities. After a slow start due to bureaucracy and delayed deliveries, France has now administered more than 36 million doses of vaccine.

From Monday, anyone over the age of 18 can register for an injection. And 12 to 15 year olds are also expected to have access soon after the European Medicines Agency approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for this age group last week. Prime Minister Jean Castex said Monday “the horizon is clearing” but warned people to remain vigilant.

France has registered more viral infections than any other European country and more than 109,000 deaths related to .

Virus patients still occupy more than half of the ICU beds France had before the pandemic, but their numbers have been falling for weeks and the country is gradually opening its restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.

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