No case yet for booster shot for everyone, says Task Force head

No case yet for booster shot for everyone, says Task Force head
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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


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