Belgian children under 12 can also be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Children who are extra vulnerable because they already have another disease or condition are given priority, just like in the Netherlands.
Now that the virus is spreading again and is also spreading among young children, more and more countries are switching to vaccinating this group even though this is controversial because children themselves usually do not become very ill and therefore benefit little from the vaccine.
On the other hand, there is less chance that, for example, their school will have to close and that they help to protect others.
Just like the Netherlands earlier this month, the responsible Belgian ministers decided that children between the ages of 5 and 11 can get an injection if they want, tweets Flemish health minister Wouter Beke. They then get the Pfizer vaccine.