Brussels, Belgium: All adults living in Brussels will be able to receive their autumn booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as the Capital Region is expanding its campaign to the general population from October.
The people living in Flanders have been able to receive a fourth dose from early September month. The authorities of Brussels only invited residents more than 50 years old, immunocompromised people, as well as healthcare staff for their autumn shot. Now, the eligible group will be expanded to include all adults.
The spokesperson for the Brussels health authorities, France Dammel, shared the information, “From 1 October, all Brussels residents aged 18 and over can get an autumn booster, with or without an appointment at one of the four vaccination centres of Forest, Pacheco, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre or Molenbeek.”
Along with this, over-18s are eligible for a new dose if they received their last COVID-19 vaccination at least three months ago. In addition, they do not have to wait to receive an invitation, as making an appointment is no longer essential to get vaccinated.
As during the last campaign, Brussels residents will be able to get vaccinated by their GP or at more than 60 pharmacies as well as medical centres in addition to the four vaccination centres.
The authorities again highlighted that vaccinating as many people as possible is the best way to ensure a “normal” winter without restrictions in place.
By getting a new booster dose at the right time, people will be much more resistant to infection, which will limit the impact of a predicted new wave on doctors, hospitals and intensive care units.