Over half of Brussels doesn’t want a Covid-19 vaccine in January
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Over half of Brussels doesn’t want a Covid-19 vaccine in January

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A recent poll by various Belgian media has shown significant regional differences in people’s willingness to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The people of Brussels are less eager to get the coronavirus vaccine, according to the poll, with a mere 28% percent of respondents wanting a vaccine as soon as it becomes available, compared to 29% in Wallonia and nearly 50% in Flanders.

The percentage of people totally opposing a vaccine is also higher in Brussels and Wallonia (20%) than in Flanders (10%).

In total, around 14%  of Belgians are strongly opposed to a vaccine.

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Belgium unveiled its Covid-19 vaccination strategy in early December, expecting the first 600,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by the beginning of January.

However, the vaccine has yet to be approved by the European Medicines Agency, and Belgium’s health ministry has since announced that, due to a problem on the production line, Belgium would receive fewer doses of the Pfizer vaccine than initially expected.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times