Older people in rest homes and medical workers will be vaccinated in the residency or hospitals where they stay or work. They will be the first to get the vaccine. The rest of the Belgian population will be invited by letter or by email to get the vaccine in event halls or sporting halls, which will be installed for that purpose.
Delivery of vaccines is much slower than originally scheduled. This is especially the case for the Astra Zeneca vaccine which is not able to provide the promised amount intended to cover the European community.
According to a March 13, 2021 report from the Brussels Times, “Almost 30% of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines delivered to Belgium have not been administered, according to data from the Sciensano public health institute.”
COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Belgium
- Can employers mandate the vaccine?
The decision to mandate will be made by the regional governing authority.
- Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
National health service
- Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
Public health service
- Where will people get vaccinated?
Unknown at this time
- Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
This information is provided by Van Dessel, Asinta's partner in Belgium.
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Page last modified: March 14, 2021
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