How many Belgians have already been vaccinated?
This is the most important schedule to watch. Here you first see the number of people who have been partially and fully vaccinated, as well as the percentage of people who have been vaccinated compared to the total population.
The higher the percentage of vaccinations, the less chance the virus will spread. With a vaccination rate of at least 70 percent (of the total population), there is national group immunity and the virus hardly has a chance to spread. We might only achieve group immunity at a higher rate.
The numbers come from VACCINET and are delivered daily by Sciensano. In fact, the number of vaccinations will be higher, because there is some delay of at least one day in registration. Once Sciensano updates the numbers, they also adjust automatically here.
Below we show the evolution of all parameters. The proportion of people who are partially and completely vaccinated in percentages over time, broken down by region:
Was the population vaccinated in a balanced way?
Groups at risk and the elderly are the first to act. You can see that clearly in these tables. Here we refer to the percentage of a given age group that was partially and completely vaccinated.
Currently, more women than men are vaccinated. The reason is twofold: there are statistically more elderly women than men of the same age, and the proportion of women in health care workers is higher than the proportion of men.
How many vaccines do you take per day?
How many vaccines (first and second dose) does our country offer every day? You can see that in this graph. Note: The curve will curve in recent days as reports are slow. Once new numbers are released, this curve is updated.
How many vaccines do we store?
Not all doses delivered are given promptly, hospital freezers where vaccines are stored are completely full. This has a reason. In order to be able to quickly inoculate the priority target group, a reserved portion should be kept in stock, as the logic goes.
Due to delays in registration, the surplus will actually be slightly less, but we present the most recent data available below.
The dotted red line on the chart shows the theoretical stock at the moment. In fact, this is probably less because the registration of vaccinations is passed on more slowly.
How many people have already been vaccinated in your municipality?
On this card you can check how many people in your municipality have already been vaccinated. Please note: Those who are fully vaccinated are no longer counted as partial vaccinations. Therefore, the partial vaccination rate may be less than the full vaccination percentage.
Do you want to know the number of people? At most Did you get a first dose? Then add the two municipal numbers together.
In this table you can search for your own municipality:
How is the campaign going in other countries?
How is Belgium doing compared to abroad? You can see this at a glance on the world map and in the table below. Please note that the percentage here is calculated on the total population, so we can properly compare with other countries. Reports can also be delayed.
The comparison when we only look at Europe:
When is your turn?
Since it is logistically impossible to vaccinate everyone at the same time, the Flemish government has put in place a vaccination strategy. It will be commissioned in phases and will take several months. The population is divided into different groups that are vaccinated at different times. When is your turn to get a vaccine? Discover use Questions in this test.
Show the complete strategy in the table below:
Where will you be vaccinated?
Vaccinations are carried out at large sites such as Flanders Expo in Ghent, Mechelse Nekkerhal and Heysel Palace in Brussels. But people will also be able to get the Coronavirus vaccine in local concert halls, gymnasiums, old hospitals and military buildings.
Here you will find a complete overview of all vaccination sites:
What vaccines does our country use?
Belgium has placed orders with five pharmaceutical manufacturers through the European Procurement Program. Currently, there are two vaccines that have been approved by the European Union and are widely available in our country. But what exactly did Europe bring?
Pfizer – Bioetec
The US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which has a subsidiary in Bors, has developed a vaccine (RNA) against the Coronavirus in cooperation with BioNTech. Clinical trials, in which 40,000 volunteers participated, showed the vaccine to be 95 percent effective.
5 million doses have already been purchased by Belgium, and it is good for vaccinating 2.5 million people as this vaccine must be given twice.
The vaccine is stored at a temperature of -80 degrees.
American biotechnology company Moderna has developed the mRNA-1273 RNA vaccine against the Coronavirus. The vaccine appears to be 94.1% effective.
Our country bought two million doses. The Moderna vaccine should also be vaccinated twice.
The vaccine is stored at a temperature of -20 degrees.
Vaccines have also been ordered from AstraZeneca-Oxford, CureVac, and Janssen.
Vaccine (Vector) – AZD1222 (also known as ChAdOx1) is a product of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, which cooperates with the University of Oxford
The European Union has already booked 400 million doses with AstraZeneca. Of these, 7.5 million are heading to Belgium. Because a double dose is required, this could help 3.75 million citizens.
The vaccine was approved on January 29 by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission.
The vaccine can be stored for up to six months at a temperature of 2 to 8 degrees and is much cheaper than RNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.
Johnson & Johnson
The Janssen vaccine, like the AstraZeneca vaccine, is a vector vaccine. The difference is that the human cold virus is used instead of the chimpanzee cold virus. Moreover, the vaccine works just like the others. A piece of Covid DNA is incorporated into the carrier, which is converted in the body into RNA and protein.
The European Union has agreements with Johnson & Johnson to buy 200 million doses, with an option for an additional 200 million doses. Belgium has seized 5.2 million doses.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides adequate protection after just one injection. However, it is still being examined whether a second injection at a later date – say after 6 months or a year – can be interesting for long-term protection.
The Johnson & Johnson agent can be kept for three months in the refrigerator temperature (2 to 8 degrees).