Wednesday, 24 February 2021
A recently discovered loophole in Belgium’s vaccination invitation system means that people can see ahead of time which vaccine they will receive.
Although people cannot choose which vaccine they want, anyone who confirms their appointment online after receiving their invitation can see which vaccine they will get.
Currently, three different vaccines are being administered in Belgium: Pfizer’s, Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s, all with different efficacy rates.
The loophole comes as a surprise to the authorities, they said, but it will not be corrected.
“People who carefully follow the information about vaccination can guess which vaccine they will receive based on their invitation letter,” a spokesperson for the Health and Care Agency said.
The invitation letter will contain a date for the first dose and a date for the second dose.
“If the interval between these two dates is three weeks, you will receive the Pfizer vaccine, at four weeks the Moderna vaccine, at twelve weeks the AstraZeneca vaccine,” he added.
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