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One in four Belgians received the first dose of vaccine | BX1

Among Belgians over 18, the vaccination rate reached 30.5%.

Nearly 2.8 million Belgians received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, or 24.3% of the Belgian population and 30.5% of people aged 18 and over, according to the latest figures released Wednesday on Sciensano.

In addition, more than 765,000 people were considered fully vaccinated, or 6.7% of the total population and 8.3% of those aged 18 and over.

About 24% of people +18 in Brussels

Vaccination rates on Tuesday were very similar between the north and south of the country: 31.26% of people aged 18 and over received their first dose of vaccine in Flanders and 30.68% in Wallonia. In Brussels, it was 23.94% of people aged 18 and over. For people who were fully vaccinated, in this case it was 9% of people aged 18 and over in Wallonia, 8.16% in Flanders and 6.35% in Brussels.

Vaccine supplies are expected to increase significantly in the coming days and weeks, which should confirm the acceleration of the vaccination campaign.

Four vaccines have been approved so far: messenger RNA vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The latter, which only requires a single dose, was due to start this week.

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