Netherlands: Over 1 million people have had their first Covid vaccine dose
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Netherlands: Over 1 million people have had their first Covid vaccine dose

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More than one million (1,004,757) people in the Netherlands have now received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported on Tuesday.

Of those vaccinated, 331,671 have already received a second dose. Last week, 209,431 people received their first dose. In addition, 112,958 people received their second dose.

The largest group of vaccinated people are elderly people living at home and people working in long-term care facilities, such as retirement homes, rehabilitation centres and care centres for people with disabilities. In this group, almost 300,000 people have received the first injection and more than 190,000 have already received the second.

The Netherlands started vaccinating on 6 January.

Under 4% Vaccinated So Far In Belgium

Belgium’s latest figures show that 3.41% of people aged 18 and over have been fully vaccinated, while 5.54% of the adult population have at least received their first dose.

According to data from Sciensano, 509,948 people received the first dose of vaccine, representing 5.54% of the adult population.  In addition, 314,319 second injections have been administered, meaning that 3.41% of people aged 18 and over have been vaccinated.

The Brussels Times