Prime Minister Castex: France ready to move to COVID vaccine 4th shot in due time

PARIS, Jan 6 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday that France was ready to deploy a fourth COVID-19 vaccination or second booster shot as soon as health authorities gave their green light to such a move.

"When the health authorities will give us the go-ahead, we'll go for it," Castex told BFM TV and RMC Radio.

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Reporting by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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