In Belgium, the fourth dose of the vaccination against the COVID-19 infection has been given approval for their population by the government to strengthen the impaired immune system of the individuals on January 24 Monday.
The health authorities are working on the restraint of the variant of the COVID-19 B.1.1.529 Omicron, which is highly transmissible. During the press conference, the minister of Belgium shared the information that the decision has come into existence because the health council has made the proposal. Still, it is not yet determined when they will provide the fourth dose of vaccination to the individuals.
Along with this, the Consultation Committee of Belgium had also made the decision to change the validity duration of the certificate of the vaccination to 150 days as before it was of 270 days which will be introduced from March 1.
By this action, the Consultation Committee has the objective to promote vaccination. It will also increase the percentage of the people getting the booster shots as it is a complex phase for European countries to defeat the virus. This pandemic is being a tough challenge for all the residents of Europe.
The committee has alerted in a press note. It has been mentioned that “This implies if a person who has received there first shot of vaccination which is of Janssen or he has received almost two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford before October 1, then he should have another booster jab on March 1. Or else the validity of the certification that has been provided will be expired.”
Apart from this, Belgium has approximately 77 percent of individuals of 11.5 million in total citizens who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 infection. Meanwhile, there were around 2,851 affected people have been admitted to the hospital with severe conditions and symptoms.
About 364 Belgian citizens were admitted to the ICU-Intensive Care Unit, and there were a maximum number of 28,800 total deaths.