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Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

Posted at 1:52 AM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 07:22:22-04

Europe’s famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronavirus are not taking a break.

Instead, with lockdowns easing and nations looking to breathe new life into their ailing tourism industries, vaccinations are being taken to vacationers.

It's all part of efforts to maintain momentum in protecting people against the pandemic that has killed more than 1 million across the continent.

From France’s sun-kissed Mediterranean coast to the azure waters of Italy’s Adriatic beaches and Russian Black Sea resorts, health authorities are trying to make a COVID-19 shot as much part of this summer as sunscreen and shades.