France may grant early COVID vaccine access to obese people

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PARIS (Reuters) – French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Thursday the authorities were considering granting early access to COVID-19 vaccine to people suffering from obesity, adding that this should be put in place starting from mid-May.

During a news conference, he also said that from Monday people who lived with someone at higher COVID-19 risk category would also get access to vaccine.

(Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by GV De Clercq; Editing by Edmund Blair)