The authorities have provisionally postponed the vaccinations of staff at Jessa hospitals in Hasselt and Sint-Trudo in Sint-Truiden, which will therefore not be able to start on Wednesday and Thursday as planned.
“We have just received a message from the (Flemish) Care and Health Agency (Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid) according to which Pfizer cannot guarantee the delivery of the necessary vaccines in the coming weeks”, it explains.
“Hallucinating”, Zorgnet-Icuro fulminates. “This is an impossible situation for hospitals. It is incredibly confusing and difficult to explain to hospital staff.”
The disappointment with this postponement is very strong. “As a hospital, we have always lived up to our role and responsibility in this pandemic. In fact, we have always gone a step further, both during the first wave of the coronavirus, in research on combating the disease. Covid-19, and, more recently, in our role as a hub during the vaccination campaign and as a place for sequencing possible variants of the corona “, analyzes Dr Yves Breysem, director general of Jessa hospital. “Then learning at the last minute that due to a delay in deliveries, the vaccination schedule for hospital staff is now compromised is” extremely disappointing and frustrating, “he said.
The two hospitals are in contact with the Health and Care Agency in order to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.