France's Macron says elderly will need third COVID - 18 vaccinationshot

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Berlin, Aug 5 - French President Emmanuel Macron said in his Instagram on Thursday that it was likely that the elderly and vulnerable would need a third COVID-18 vaccination shot, and that France was working on rolling these out for September onwards.

A third dose will likely be needed, not just for everybody straightaway, but in any case for the most vulnerable and the elderly, said Macron.

Macron's government is trying to ramp up CoVID vaccination programme in France, as country faces a fourth wave of the virus and street demonstrations in protest against the government's policies.

The World Health Organization's head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on Wednesday for a halt on COVID - 19 vaccination boosters until at least the end of September.