New vaccination round in Flanders begins on September 12

The vaccination centres in Flanders will start inviting people on Friday for an autumn vaccination. The first vaccination appointments are scheduled as of 12 September. Starting the vaccination on that day gives the Flemish vaccination centres enough time to have all vulnerable people visit them in September. At the same time, it should already be possible to vaccinate with vaccines adapted to the omicron variant. This is what the Flemish minister of Health Hilde Crevits says.

"In the autumn, we expect covid infections to increase again and we need to protect ourselves. The efficacy of the vaccines is gradually diminishing. Before the next wave appears, we therefore want to give all adults and all persons at risk a timely opportunity to strengthen their protection with an autumn vaccination. The most vulnerable people and those who work in health care will be the first to get that chance," says Crevits. 

People over 65, people at risk of serious covid and care workers will be invited first. This will be followed by all people over the age of 18 who have already received at least a basic vaccination. In total, more than 4.5 million people in Flanders will receive an invitation for an autumn vaccination, of which approximately 1 million people over 65. ​ 

Next week, an information campaign will start in Flanders that is mainly aimed at the vulnerable target groups. 




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