Last Brussels vaccination centre permanently closes doors

Last Brussels vaccination centre permanently closes doors
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After just over two years of operation the last Brussels vaccination centre, Pacheco, in the city centre has permanently closed its doors on Friday afternoon, the Brussels health authorities announced.

The closure is the latest step in the plan to phase out mass vaccination centres across the Capital Region and is part of Brussels' updated vaccination strategy.

"Due to the favourable epidemiological situation, the maintenance of a large-scale vaccination disposition is no longer necessary and the vaccination offer of primary care is sufficient," they said.

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On 2 February 2021, the vaccination centre on the Boulevard Pachéco opened as the first one in Belgium. The neighbouring Clinique Saint Jean took care of the management and daily organisation of the centre. Now, the authorities are closing the centre "with a satisfied feeling."

Meanwhile, Brussels residents can still get vaccinated against Covid-19 at several other places, such as with their GP, pharmacists, medical homes and medical centres.

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