Vaccinating everyone by the end of January is challenging: Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke, the united health minister, said that the residents should be appropriately vaccinated by the end of the month in Brussels. This will be a great responsibility for the Brussels-Capital Region.

Earlier on Thursday, the virologist, Steven Van Gucht, mentioned the situation that the COVID-19 variant has created at the Consultative Committee press conference. The new variant of COVID-19 Omicron is highly transmissible, leading to an increase in the cases. However, the people were getting infected more as compared to the other nations. The majority of the people are not yet vaccinated.

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According to the information provided, over six people out of ten are vaccinated with booster jabs in Flanders. Whereas, in Brussels, it lies for about 3 out of 10.

The Health Inspector of Brussels, Inge Neven, said, “There are 100,000 people left for the vaccination as their last shot duration was of just four months, the remaining people will be again will be requested to come. The people who have already completed their two doses will be called there by the end of the month of January.”

It is yet to be seen whether everyone who has been invited will also attend, but Neven is hoping about it. “We can now see that around 80% of people over the age of 65 have shown up for the booster vaccination.”

According to the figures provided, the younger ones were reluctant to get present at the place where vaccination jabs were provided. Later on, they were also vaccinated. She stated, “By constantly monitoring the data, they will for sure improve this as soon as possible.”

Moreover, it is imperative to influence the people who have not yet completed their first dose of the vaccine, and it is the biggest hindrance of all time. “The people who are not yet inoculated means they will be vaccinated with all of the three shorts.”

The Health Inspector said the majority of the people are still confused if this is the only way to get safely out from the situation, although some of the people have gotten the answer to this question.

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