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So almost all of the COVID patients who have been hospitalized recently (yet) have not been fully vaccinated. There has been a marked increase among people aged 20 to 39 who have been hospitalized after contracting coronavirus, but many of them, especially younger ones in that age group, have not yet had a chance to get a vaccine or have only had one shot It is not fully protected. Epidemiologist Boudewijn Catry van Sciensano expects that the number of hospitalizations among them will decrease once they are fully vaccinated.
The epidemiologist also notes that the vaccination rate in people between the ages of 25 and 34 is slowing. According to him, a little extra effort will have to be made to persuade them to vaccinate. Additional efforts are also needed in Brussels to persuade people to vaccinate themselves.
Eighty percent have been vaccinated
Eight out of every ten adults in Belgium have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The number of fully vaccinated people is just over 7.5 million. This equates to 65.2 percent of the total population. In adults, the 80 percent mark was reached.
Approximately 8.25 million people have already received at least their first shot. This equates to 71.6% of the total population, while it is 84.3% among adults.
Flanders is going a long way in the vaccination campaign. Just under 70 percent of the entire population and more than 85 percent of adults have been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, minors (from the age of 12) were also vaccinated in Belgium several weeks ago. In the 12-17 age group, 18 percent are now fully vaccinated, and about 60 percent have received at least the first shot.