Europe: Wallonia’s autumn vaccination campaign against COVID-19 will begin the week of September 5. Regional Health Minister Christie Morreale made the announcement on Friday.

This news campaign will particularly target immunocompromised individuals, those aged 65 and over, residents of residential facilities (nursing homes, disability, mental health), health professionals and 50 to 64-year-olds.

Moreover, the pregnant women will also be invited, knowing that the risk of early delivery is proven in the event of an incomplete vaccination cycle, also explained the minister.

The rest of the population aged 18 as well as over can also still be vaccinated on a voluntary basis. In total, the fall vaccination campaign should last eight weeks.

The vaccination plan is to last four weeks. The first groups of people who will receive their invitation at the end of August are the over-65s, the immunocompromised, care home staff as well as health sector workers.

Along with this, this phase of the vaccination plan should last four weeks. Hospitals will be able to pay for the vaccination of their staff themselves.

Pregnant women will be able to make a priority appointment by calling the Walloon Agency for Quality Life (AViQ) on 071/31 34 93. It will then be the 50-64-year-olds who will be invited to be vaccinated, then the rest of the population on a voluntary basis by making an appointment directly at one of the vaccination sites.

At the same time, the QVAX platform will be reactivated to allow those who wish to be contacted if time slots become available.