Anatomy of a disaster: how the start of France's vaccine campaign went badly wrong

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It is one of the strategic posts overseeing the distribution of vaccines in France and yet it is currently vacant. According to Mediapart's information, the head of the 'alert and crisis department' (DAC) at the public health agency Santé Publique France (SPF), which has been tasked by health minister Olivier Véran with distributing millions of doses of vaccine against Covid-19, was not immediately replaced when she left her job on December 31st 2020.