(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will soon be administered
in Belgium, the country's health ministers announced at an
inter-ministerial conference, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
'As vaccination is and will remain the best protection, we will
set up a new vaccination campaign in the autumn for all those over
50 and all adults who are ill or under treatment,' Belgian Health
Minister Frank Vandenbroucke announced on Wednesday.
The fourth or fifth dose for the immunocompromised will be given
at least three months after the previous vaccination.
People over 50, people aged 65 to 80, and the immunocompromised
will receive invitations to vaccinate first, starting in
For frontline staff in hospitals and other care facilities,
vaccination on request will be possible from this summer
In Belgium, the average number of new infections per day is
5518, a 44 percent increase in one week, according to figures
published on Tuesday by the Belgian public health institute
Faced with a resurgence of new contaminations, with the BA5
variant representing nearly 80 percent of cases, Frank
Vandenbroucke advised: 'If you have not already done so, make an
appointment for the first booster. Get tested if you have symptoms.
Apply the barrier gestures to vulnerable people and hide in
enclosed spaces if you are vulnerable yourself. Ventilate your
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