Wallonia steps up the pace of vaccination

These measures aim to make the methods of inviting priority target groups more flexible.

LWallonia has just taken a series of intermediate measures intended to optimize all the availability of the centers currently dedicated to the vaccination of first-line aid and care personnel, pending a new opinion from the Higher Health Council which should decide, in the coming hours, to authorize the AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 55, announced Tuesday the Walloon Minister of Health, Christie Morreale.

Concretely, these measures aim to relax the methods of inviting priority target groups, by also inviting final year students in the health and care professions likely to help in the fight against covid-19; all workers in family and elder care services as well as vaccinators and logistics staff at future centers for the general public.

It was also decided to extend the vaccination to people resumed in the next phase and who can receive, as of Tuesday, the vaccines of Astra Zeneca. This concerns people at risk in terms of health, informed by general practitioners belonging to the medical circles which coordinate vaccination centers for the general public in Wallonia, as well as front-line intervention police.

These different groups will be offered a series of time slots in several vaccination centers in Wallonia for the next two weeks.

Finally, contacts are made with hospitals to agree with them on the modalities of their care for vaccination of people with chronic diseases and people with transplants and dialysis who are regularly required to go to the hospital.


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