Belgium: people who received Johnson & Johnson vaccine can access for third dose

In Belgium, the individuals who have already got the Johnson & Johnson vaccination against the COVID-19 variant with the initial dose can get the extra booster shot. As per the decision that took place by the several health ministers of different nations on Wednesday.

Moreover, at the beginning of the current year, other nations such as Germany and France have changed the meaning of the primary vaccination schedule for the people whose first dost was the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The individuals living in Belgium or travelling there who have not received the third dose of the vaccination can go through issues with the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) as it will only show two vaccination doses.

The representative of the vaccination task force named Gudrun Brian said, “The individuals who wanted to avoid issues can get a third dose of an mRNA vaccine, either Moderna or vaccine of the Pfizer.”

The cabinet of Flemish health minister Wouter Beke approved that the individuals will be able to get the extra dose after the duration of three months after getting the second jab on a voluntary basis. Furthermore, people go to the local vaccination centre without an appointment to get the dose of the vaccine.

Along with this, the additional dose of the vaccination will be able to make it unrestricted to the people in Flanders, Brussels and the German-speaking region.

The health minister of Wallonia named, Christie Morreale, has made the decision to wait for an official decision from the European Medicines Agency(EMA), which is anticipated at the end of this month.

Furthermore, in Belgium, the J&J vaccination was only given to people above the age of 18.

The dosage was given to around 400,000 people, the majority of whom were between the ages of 40 and 65 or members of hard-to-reach groups such as homeless persons, drug users, and sex workers.

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