The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 will be officially kicked off in Belgium on Wednesday.
Between Wednesday and Sunday in Flanders, 6,610 residents and staff in 42 residential care centres will receive the vaccine’s first dose and reports the Vaccination Task Force. Wallonia already wants to vaccinate 11,500 people this week and the Brussels Region almost 4000.
Last week, shortly after the first approved vaccines from the pharmaceuticals Pfizer and BioNTech were released, 96-year-old Jos Hermans was already symbolically vaccinated in Brussels as the first Belgian now the national vaccination campaign begins.
Belgium is receiving 87,500 doses every week this month. That number will be increased to 100,000 per week in February.
In the Belgian capital, the authorities are not waiting for the official kick-off, and the vaccination will start on Tuesday.
Up to and including Friday, 3960 residents in 53 of the 138 residential care centres will receive the first dose. All residents of nursing homes in Brussels must have received their first dose by the end of the month.