French govt says three-quarters of people in nursing homes have received COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: COVID-19 patients in ICU Unit at La Timone in Marseille

PARIS (Reuters) - Three out of four people in nursing homes for the elderly have received a COVID-19 vaccination shot, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday.

Attal was speaking at news conference after a cabinet meeting.

People in retirement homes were the number one priority in the government's vaccination drive.

(Reporting by Geert De Clercq and Matthieu Protard; Editing by Jon Boyle)