The new lowering of the age limit comes for two reasons, according to COCOM. These are:
Bookings at the vaccination centres in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Schaarbeek, Anderlecht and Forest are slowing down and that it is becoming more difficult to fill the available places.
At the same time, the recent arrival of some deliveries provides sufficient stock to receive Brussels residents aged 41 and over for their first vaccination in these centres.
Since last week, it was already possible for Brussels residents born in 1980 and older to register on the waiting list. People already on the waiting list can make an appointment by calling the call centre on 02/214.19.19.
Cocom also stressed that the largest vaccination centre in Brussels, the one at Heysel, will receive its 100,000th patient to be vaccinated on Tuesday. In total, more than 330,000 Brussels residents have already been vaccinated.