Almost two million Belgians – including 1,218,600 in Flanders – have already received a Covid-19 booster shot.
Essential care personnel and people over 65 have already had their turn, reports De Morgen, but figures show large regional differences.
In some places, a quarter of the booster vaccines have already been administered, in others barely 10%.
Knokke, Koksijde and Bonheiden boast the highest rates when it comes to a third vaccine shot. There, more than 30% have already been revaccinated.
The centre cities of Bruges and Antwerp are also showing high revaccination rates, with 24.9% and 18.6%, respectively.
But Ghent is lagging behind with barely 9%, which is about 11% of those who are fully vaccinated.
“Unfortunately, we’ve only been vaccinating since 1 December,” said Rudy Coddens (Vooruit), Alderman for Health & Care.
Vanaf vandaag kunnen 85- en 65-plussers en het zorgpersoneel op afspraak opnieuw terecht in Hal 2 van Flanders Expo voor hun extra vaccin. Ook 12-jarigen en mensen die nog niet gevaccineerd zijn, krijgen daar hun prik. Bekijk alle info: https://t.co/Ti63CqPUtB
— Stad Gent (@Stadgent) December 1, 2021
Translation: As of today, 85 and 65 year-olds and their care staff can again go to Hall 2 of Flanders Expo for their extra vaccine by appointment. Twelve-year-olds and people who have not yet been vaccinated can also get their shot there.
In Machelen, Vilvoorde, Asse, Affligem and Liedekerke, less than 10% have received their booster vaccine.