People in Flanders under 41 years old will soon be able to still get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on a voluntary basis, announced Flemish Welfare Minister Wouter Beke after the interministerial health conference.
From Wednesday 16 June, under-41s will be able to sign up for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot against the coronavirus, even though Belgium is temporarily only administering it to people over that age following concerns of rare blood clots.
"QVAX is currently being adjusted so that [under-41s] can indicate that they want the vaccine," Beke tweeted. "The number of people who will get J&J will depend on the deliveries."
Belgium is currently still waiting for new deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but there is no clarity on the millions of doses that are blocked from distribution until they get the green light from the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is investigating a number of batches of the vaccine after problems were discovered during an inspection of a factory at a subcontractor of Johnson & Johnson in the US city of Baltimore a few weeks ago.
Mensen <41 jaar kunnen zich binnenkort vrijwillig kandidaat stellen om het J&J vaccin te krijgen. QVAX wordt op dit moment aangepast, zodat ze kunnen aanduiden dat ze het vaccin willen. Hoeveel personen J&J krijgen, hangt af van de leveringen. #IMC @ZorgVlaanderen— Wouter Beke (@wbeke) June 10, 2021
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