Belgians flock to French city for monkeypox vaccine: "90% came from Belgium"

Nearly 500 injections of the monkeypox vaccine were administered in the northern French city of Lille on Saturday, with or without an appointment. "About 90 percent of those vaccinated on Saturday came from Belgium", the city administration said in a response to Belga News Agency on Monday.

The vaccinations took place at the free information, screening and diagnosis centre of Lille (CeGIDD), which was open Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. Only shots of the basic vaccination were administered. The city of Lille is located near the Belgian border and is easily reached via several motorways or train connections from our country.

As of August 1, 482 cases of the monkeypox virus and 28 hospital admissions have been registered in Belgium.




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