Flanders vaccination rate for children is thrice times higher than rest of Belgium

In Flanders, more than 45 percent of the children aged 5 to 11 have received the first dose of the vaccination against the COVID-19 infection. As per the information provided by the sources, 16 percent has been noticed in Wallonia and only 10 percent in Brussels.

Moreover, the vaccination jabs for the young ones have been initiated for their protection and safety.

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According to the figures shared by the Sciensano national health institute, the disparity reflects the willingness of the general public to get vaccinated as the rate of the grown-ups that has got the vaccine in Flanders has been noticed as 93 percent. This percentage is far more than the rest of the nation, including 84 percent in Wallonia 73 percent in Brussels.

In the invitation letter related to the vaccination, the Flemish Agency for Care and Health mentioned that the vaccination shot was “Recommended” for the young ones of the age between 5 to 11.

During an interview, the health inspectorate of Brussels named Inge Neven mentioned, “We have formulated it less strongly. Vaccination in children was not really a priority for us. We focused on the vulnerable population. With success: more than 70% of the over-65s received their third dose.”

The Flemish Region of Belgium has not set the benchmark for providing vaccination shots to children. The majority of the parents are worried about their youngsters after the last shot.

As per the message provided by the Flemish Health Minister named Wouter Beke, “Every child that is vaccinated contributes to the fight against the pandemic.”

On the other hand, it is not yet identified how much duration the antibodies protect the young ones after getting affected by the disease. “If parents still want to have their child vaccinated, that is possible. Parents who did not respond to the first invitation will receive a second one four weeks later.”

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