‘A symbol of Marseille’: The Vélodrome football stadium becomes a major vaccination center

One of the largest Covid-19 vaccination centers in France opened on Monday at the Vélodrome stadium, home to the Olympique de Marseille football club, where up to 2,000 people a day could soon be exposed to the virus. It is hoped that the stadium’s symbolic significance will encourage more locals to be vaccinated in a country where vaccine certainty is notoriously high.