A few minors who wanted to go on a skiing holiday received their booster shot in the Valida hospital in the Brussels municipality of Sint-Agatha-Berchem. This reports VRT NWS and has been confirmed. At the moment there is actually no booster shot available for young people: the European Medicines Agency EMA is still assessing. Inge Neven, head of the Brussels health inspectorate, reports that the situation will not recur.
A mother had gone to Valida on Wednesday with her 12-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter. The daughter had heard at school that minors could get a booster shot. Neven says it’s a few vaccinations by misinformed nurses who replaced the usual shift because it was absent due to illness.
In Austria and Italy, from February 1, the period of validity of double vaccination will be reduced to six months from 12 years. As a result, last summer’s vaccinations for many of the young Belgians are no longer valid. In recent days, there have been calls to give young people between the ages of 12 and 17 a third shot as soon as possible after the EMA approval.