From April 19, Bru-VAX will allow Brussels residents who so wish to register to benefit from remaining doses in vaccination centers.
LThe general practitioners in the Brussels Region will be able to vaccinate themselves from Tuesday their patients who are not able to travel to a center, at the end of a training given on Monday, explained Inge Neven, the responsible for the hygiene service of the Common Community Commission. They will also be able to register them on the new Bru-VAX platform to send them to the mobile teams. The Bru-VAX platform will be open to the population next Monday.
Four home care teams will manage the four zones defined in Brussels (West including the center, North-West, East and South). Given the time-consuming burden of the home procedure, the objective remains to improve the accessibility of the vaccination centers as much as possible. The Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine, which arrives in Belgium this Monday, will be used from next week by mobile teams.
“The population in Brussels is younger and therefore we go down a little faster in the ages for invitations,” comments Inge Neven. Sunday evening, invitations to be vaccinated were prepared for destinations in Brussels over 52 years old, with comorbidities. They should arrive by mail on Thursday. Since Friday, people over 60 without comorbidities can also call the call center to make an appointment.
More than 56% of people 65 and over are vaccinated in Brussels. “However, in percentage terms, the elderly in Brussels and Wallonia (between 65 and 69% of those aged 75 and over) are vaccinated a little less than in Flanders (between 77 and 90% for those aged 75 and over) and in the German-speaking region. . We have several actions underway to try to increase these percentages, ”explains Ms. Neven.
From next Monday, Brussels residents will be able to register directly, thanks to a simplified procedure requiring only the national register number, in the Bru-VAX system. “Even if people have not received an invitation, people eligible for vaccination will be able to register on the platform quickly, with a few clicks,” underlines Inge Neven.
More than 247,000 injections had been carried out this Sunday in the Brussels region. More than 186,000 people have received at least one dose.