Brussels to offer booster dose to teenagers from March 7

In Brussels- Capital Region, from March 7, Monday, the teenagers of the age between 12 to 17 will get the booster shots in all of the vaccination centres in the area.

As per the information provided by the Brussels Health Inspectorate, vaccination shots are available for all of the teenagers in Belgium.

The Interministerial Conference (IMC) has given his full support for the booster dose for all of the age group of 12 to 17-year-old for the betterment of Health after the European Medicines Agency has given the approval to the shot in late February.

Along with this, Monday, individuals around 12-year-old can get the booster dose if their duration of the last dose has been completed, then they get the shot, it has been confirmed by the Brussels Health Inspectorate.

The teenagers who have been already received the single dose of Johnson & Johnson will have to wait for at least two months before they can get a shot. On the other hand, the people who have got the Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine will have to wait for around four months after the second shot.

Neven said, similar to Flanders, the teenagers from Capital Region will not get them an invitation letter. “But those who want a booster are welcome. This is in line with the decision of the IMC.”

Moreover, the Superior Health Council has shared advice on administering booster shot to teenagers in previous Friday, stating that while the booster vaccines can be given to those who want them, the direct health advantages for the teenagers are “limited”.

Furthermore, the current situation is under control. The cases of the COVID-19 is showing a downward trend, among teenagers, there are some of the side effects that are noticed (especially the infrequent side effect of inflammation of the heart muscle), “at this moment” the council is not supporting the systematically administering boosters to the teenagers.

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