Saturday, 02 October 2021
Nothing justifies considering a booster shot of a vaccine against the coronavirus for all Belgians, according to the president of the Vaccination Task Force, Dirk Ramaekers.
“For the moment there is no case for a third dose for the entire population,” Mr. Ramaekers said on Saturday.
Belgium has just ordered new vaccines, mostly manufactured by Pfizer, as part of a European order.
A third dose of vaccine is currently being administered in Belgium to the over-65s, residents of nursing homes and anyone whose immune system is compromised. However, for now there is “absolutely no argument” for envisaging a third dose for the entire population, Mr. Ramaekers said.
It is also too early to think of a possible fourth dose for the most vulnerable groups.
“We first need to wait and see the effects of the third dose,” the Task Force head added.
The Brussels Times