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In Belgium, over 65 years old will be able to get the third dose of mRNA vaccine


According to the decision taken at the meeting of the health ministers of the federal and regional governments, regardless of which vaccination you have previously received People aged 65 and over As the third dose until the end of the year, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna companies mRNA vaccineswill be applied from.

The third dose of vaccines will be given to those who have received the AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson vaccines 4 months after the second dose. Before Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine those from the last dose Third reminder dose after 6 months will have the opportunity.

In Belgium, third-dose vaccines can now be administered to people with weakened immune systems for various reasons.

Latest situation in the epidemic

Belgium ranks first among European countries in terms of the vaccination rate of the population. So far, 73 percent of the country’s 11.4 million population is fully vaccinated. In the country, this rate is 85 percent over the age of 18.

Many epidemic measures were ended with the acceleration of vaccinations that started at the beginning of the year in Belgium towards the beginning of the summer and the decrease in the number of cases.

In the country, where the number of cases has been around 2 thousand for weeks, an average of 7 people die every day due to the virus. While 702 people are being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals, 207 of them are in intensive care units.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in Belgium, 1.2 million cases have been detected, 25 thousand 581 people have died.

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