Nearly 1.9 million coronavirus vaccines delivered to Belgium
Share article:
Share article:

Nearly 1.9 million coronavirus vaccines delivered to Belgium

Credit: Belga

Belgium has so far received 1,878,165 doses of the various Covid-19 vaccines, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) said on Tuesday.

In detail, the country has received 1,218,165 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, 158,400 of the Moderna vaccine and 501,600 of that of AstraZeneca.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines were distributed between Belgium’s various regions as follows:

  • 677,820 went to Flanders
  • 366,795 went to Wallonia
  • 121,485 to Brussels
  • 7,605 to the German-speaking community.

Of the Moderna vaccine,

  • 84,200 went to Flanders
  • 48,200 went to Wallonia
  • 23,100 to Brussels
  • 2,100 to the German-speaking community.

The AstraZeneca vaccine was distributed as follows:

  • 286,300 doses went to Flanders
  • 155,000 to Wallonia
  • 50,200 to Brussels
  • 3,100 to the German-speaking community.

The rest includes the strategic reserve (45,490 doses), 5,600 doses for the army and 1,170 doses for a clinical trial.

According to the latest update of the Sciensano dashboard, 1,010,181 people have received a first injection. Of these, 450,896 have had their second dose.

Besides the vaccines, 2,150,000 syringes and 2,800,000 needles for the preparation of the jab have been delivered, as well as 14,657,200 syringes and 15,413,200 needles for the actual administration of the vaccine.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times

Latest news

The Smurfs return to Belgian TV with the first new show since 1989
A new Smurfs show is bringing the characters of Belgium's second-most-famous comic franchise back to the small screen with their first new series, 30 ...
Almost half of Belgian subsidies from EU left unused
Belgium left almost half (49%) of its subsidies allocated by the European Union between 2013 and 2020 unused, the equivalent of around €1.375 ...
Visitors to embark on Orient Express adventure at Brussels exhibition
An exhibition dedicated to the Orient Express – the train that was the scene for many novels, including Agatha Christie's – allows visitors to ...
Offers for fake Covid Safe Tickets circulating on social media
As the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) becomes mandatory in many places across Belgium, offers for forgeries are increasingly circulating on social media. ...
Belgium in Brief: Feeling Good/ Pandemic Law
Yesterday I said I was writing a newsletter I didn't want to write again. Today I'm writing another one ahead of a meeting that wasn't supposed ...
Eating less meat won’t actually help much with Flemish CO2 emissions
When it comes to the ways in which ordinary people can help to reduce CO2 emissions, eating less meat is often touted as an important solution. ...
At least one in seven coronavirus patients suffers from long-term Covid
Six months after becoming infected with the coronavirus, at least one in seven people still show symptoms connected to the infection, varying from ...
Operation Sky ECC: Major arrests and another large scale operation
A major operation took place last night in Belgium as a result of Operation Sky ECC, the name given to an investigation into organised crime that ...
On this day in Brussels: An entrepreneurial journey begins
The Rue Dansaert was just beginning to become trendy when Alain Coumont opened his first bakery here on 26 October 1990. He started by baking big ...
Consultative Committee expected to discuss telework and state of emergency
On Tuesday afternoon, Belgium's Consultative Committee will be meeting earlier than expected to discuss the worsening epidemiological situation. ...
Highest number of new Covid-19 cases recorded since November 2020
The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Belgium is continuing to increase and has now reached levels last recorded in November ...
Prototype test plane crashes in Belgium after pilot ejects
A prototype aircraft crashed on Sunday afternoon in Yves-Gomezée (Walcourt, Namur province) during a test flight, according to several local media ...