Two million people have now received first vaccine dose in Belgium
Share article:
Share article:

Two million people have now received first vaccine dose in Belgium

Credit: Belga

On Tuesday, 2 million people in Belgium will have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, health officials stated during a press conference.

Roughly 20% of the population of Belgium, or 1 in 5 people, will have been vaccinated, according to Gudrun Briat of the Vaccination Taskforce.

“That’s another milestone in the vaccination campaign,” she said. “We still have some way to go before we reach a sufficient level of vaccination, but we will reach it if we all get vaccinated.”

Additionally, the federal vaccination reserve list Qvax, was successfully launched in Flanders, Wallonia and the German-speaking Community of the country last week

Related News:


“In the meantime, half a million people have registered on it, and 8,000 people on the reserve list have already been given a shot in this way,” Briat said, adding that this shows that many people want to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

The Brussels-Capital Region will launch its own reserve list system, Bruvax, next week. “First, general practitioners can use it to register their risk patients,” she added.

“All of this indicates that many of us long for the end of the current restrictions that have such a great impact on our daily lives and our mood,” Briat said.

Additionally, vaccine deliveries will increase significantly in the coming weeks, and the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also arrive at the vaccination centres this week.

“This will allow the vaccination campaign, and all of us, to move up a gear in the fight against Covid,” she added.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

Latest news

Over 50,000 march against fascism in Rome
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against fascism in Rome on Saturday, one week after violent protests against the Covid certificate. Over ...
Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...
Vaccinations: Belgium’s Health Minister currently not in favour of a general booster shot
The latest figures on new coronavirus cases are worrying, but rather than imposing new safety measures, what is needed is full compliance with ...
Thousands protest against the Covid health pass in France
Demonstrations against the health pass and other measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus mobilised tens of thousands of protesters ...
Record-breaking 770-metre highline installed in Freÿr, Belgium
A 770-metre long highline was installed at an altitude of 70 metres at the Freÿr Rocks on Saturday, setting a new Belgian record, according to ...
Huge cannabis farm discovered inside closed down Chinese restaurant near Charleroi
A cannabis plantation with several hundred mature plants was dismantled on Friday evening in a former Chinese restaurant on Chaussée de Bruxelles ...
Citizen founded wind turbine project launched in Liège region
A citizen founded wind turbine project was inaugurated in the Liège Region on Saturday by Walloon Energy Minister Philippe Henry (Ecolo) together ...
Five questions to philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on Leopold II and embarrassment in Brussels’ public space
The worldwide explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, combined with the 60th anniversary of the ...
Belgium to invest in sustainable heating in 2022
The federal government will set aside about one million euros in its 2022 budget for a social tariff for sustainable heating, Federal Energy Minister ...
Unfinished draft of new Astérix story discovered
The discovery of the unfinished draft of a cartoon album on the most famous of all Gauls, sketched by cartoonist René Goscinny, was announced by his ...
Anti-vaxxers demonstrate against Covid Safe Ticket in Brussels
Hundreds of supporters of the anti-vaxx movement gathered on Saturday outside the headquarters of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to protest ...
Belgium’s investment funds total 260 billion euros in assets
Belgium’s funds industry grew by 5.3% (13 billion euros) in the second quarter of this year, bringing investment funds available to the public to ...