Share article:
Share article:

Over half of all people in Belgium fully vaccinated

Credit: Belga

Over half of all people living in Belgium (50.3%) have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to Public Health Institute Sciensano’s latest figures.

This percentage amounts to almost 5.8 million people, whilst around 7.83 million, or just under 68% of the entire population, have received at least a first dose.

In Flanders, the vaccine coverage rate is the highest, as 65% of all adults have received both doses, and around 52% of the entire population is fully protected.

Related News

 

In the region’s footsteps are the German-speaking region and Wallonia, where 64% and 63% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated.

The Brussels Capital Region is lagging behind, as only 48% of its adults have been fully vaccinated, whilst just 60% of adults have received a first dose, raising fears that the vaccination coverage rate in the region may not reach the initial 70% goal.

When comparing ages, the coverage rate is highest among those aged between 75 and 84 (91% are fully vaccinated), whilst in the 18 to 34 age group, just 30% have been fully vaccinated, but 70% have already been given a first dose. When it comes to those aged under 17, around 212,000 have received a first dose.

Sciensano didn’t update its figures on hospitalisation as a result of National Day, however, on Thursday afternoon it updated its vaccination figures.

Latest news

Consultative Committee will announce latest measures from 6:30 PM
The Consultative Committee will announce the latest changes to Belgium’s coronavirus restrictions in a press conference at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, ...
Belgium intends to activate the pandemic law, says Health Minister
"We intend to activate the pandemic law," Public Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke confirmed on Tuesday in the House committee, ahead of Tuesday's ...
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. ...
EU auditors: More worried about the future budget than about pervasive errors in the 2020 budget
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) have signed off the 2020 EU accounts as giving a true and fair view of the union’s financial position but like ...
Belgium aims to tackle sexual violence with video interrogations
The federal government is looking to tackle sexual violence and increase convictions connected to this crime by relying more heavily on video ...
Duvel celebrates 150th anniversary with special brew in commemorative bottle
Belgium’s Duvel Moortgat Brewery is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the release of a special brew in a commemorative bottle shaped like its ...
Pollution scandal: 3M to show emissions don’t pose risk or halt production
Flanders has ordered American company 3M, involved in a pollution scandal in Antwerp, to prove that emissions linked to its production activities do ...
The Netherlands fears a greater rise in sea levels than forecast
Sea levels could rise by up to two metres by 2100 on the Dutch coastline – far more than previously forecast – according to an announcement from the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...