EU officials in Brussels will be vaccinated in separate centres
Wednesday, 17 February 2021
People working for international institutions based in Brussels, such as the European Commission and NATO, will be vaccinated against the coronavirus in separate vaccination centres, not the ones used for the rest of the city.
NATO and the European Commission and Parliament will vaccinate their own staff, around 31,000 people in total, in line with the timing put in place for the rest of the country.
The vaccination of EU officials is part of the region’s overall strategy, and will start at the same time as phase 1B, at the beginning of March, meaning they will not receive their jabs before other people in Belgium.
“For vaccinations, we treat them like we do a large hospital, where we deliver the vaccine quota, and people are vaccinated on the spot,” Inge Neven of the Brussels health inspectorate told BX1, adding that the decision has been made in agreement with the regional authorities.
“This way, they do not have to come to the structures that we organise for the rest of the Brussels people, but they organise it all by themselves,” she said.