2. Pan of doctor washing hands with sanitiser and walking towards patient
3. Doctor pushing air bubbles out of syringe
4. Patient receiving vaccine shot
5. Nurse showing prescription to patient
6. Nurse taking patient's blood pressure
7. Wide of Gynaecologist at Saint-Vincent Hospital, Christian Lecornu with Dr. Gabriel Mehreb right after getting shot UPSOUND (French)
Doctor Gabriel Mehreb: ''Here you are, all vaccinated Christian.''
Lecornu: ''Thank you. The second shot is in three weeks or two months?''
Mehreb: ''Three weeks.''
8. Close of syringe on table
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Christian Lecornu, Gynaecologist at Saint-Vincent Hospital, has just received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine:
"I'm 67. I'm in contact with many patients during the day, when I work in the delivery room and in the operating theatre. So, it's for myself and the people I come in contact with and also because I'm certain that it's the best thing to do and I'm certain that the vaccine is safe and without risks of complications, at least no more than the flu vaccine."
10. Mehreb leading next patient
11. Mehreb administering shot to patient
12. Patient looking up to doctor after shot
13. SOUNDBITE (French) Philippe Petitjean, Nephrologist at Saint-Vincent Hospital, has just received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine:
"For two reasons (for being vaccinated against coronavirus): the first one is medical because I'm the right age to be vaccinated and being a doctor means I can have access to it, and the second is: I am convinced of its interest on a personal as well as a collective level. And you could add a third one since I have some responsibilities within the medical community, it's also to encourage my colleagues to follow as soon as possible.''
14. Wide of Petitjean and Mehreb
15. SOUNDBITE (French) Gabriel Mehreb, Anaesthesiologist at Saint-Vincent Hospital:
"It's something that's new and you have to get consent. Could we go faster without consent or not … there are ethical issues and it's quite complex. It's not as simple as just saying let's do this faster and tomorrow things go faster. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration for the machine to get going and after a while, I hope it will be like a turbo and accelerate really fast because we're far from our goal."
At a Strasbourg hospital, the coronavirus vaccine doses available allowed doctors to vaccinate only ten people on Tuesday.
France’s cautious approach to its virus vaccine rollout appears to have backfired.
Only about 500 people were vaccinated in the first week, rekindling anger over the government’s handling of the pandemic.
It was also attributed to a complex consent policy designed to accommodate broad vaccine skepticism among the French public.
At the Saint-Vincent Hospital's Sainte-Anne clinic, most doctors getting the shot in Strasbourg were confident the pace would pick up in the days to come.
Some said they actively sought to encourage their colleagues and patients to go and get vaccinated.
French President Emmanuel Macron held a special meeting with top government officials Monday to address the vaccine strategy and other virus developments.
French media broadcast charts comparing vaccine figures in various countries: In France, a nation of 67 million people, just 516 people were vaccinated in the first six days, according to the French Health Ministry.
Germany’s first week total surpassed 200,000, and Italy’s was over 100,000.