Those who had severe side effects after one vaccine can still get vaccination certificate

Those who had severe side effects after one vaccine can still get vaccination certificate
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People who experienced severe side effects after one coronavirus vaccination and for who a second dose was not possible can now obtain a certificate after all.

In very exceptional cases, people cannot be vaccinated against Covid-19 for medical reasons: they are at very high risk of severe allergic reactions, or a serious complication took place after the first shot.

“Reference doctors can now also issue a certificate to people who had a serious adverse reaction after one vaccination and for whom a subsequent coronavirus vaccination is not possible,” the Vaccination Taskforce stated in a press release.

These people can be referred by their GP to one of the 21 official reference doctors with expertise in allergy who will first check whether vaccination is possible in the hospital.

If vaccination in the hospital is not possible, they have been able to issue a certificate, which reimburses the person for an unlimited number of PCR or rapid tests, since September.

“With that certificate, these people can obtain a vaccination certificate that is only valid in Belgium,” the press release added.

In two months, the reference doctors have only issued a few dozen attestations. In most cases, a solution can be found to vaccinate anyway, possibly in hospital.


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