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New restrictions on issue of flu vaccine

Belgium has tightened up the conditions you need to meet in order to get hold of a dose of the flu vaccine that will allow you to get a jab to protect you against seasonal flu. The vaccine has been in great demand against the backdrop of the corona crisis. 

 

The medical world would like as many people as possible to be protected to ease pressure on the health system.  There have been suggestions that the flu vaccine can provide extra protection against coronavirus, but there is as yet no scientific evidence to prove this.

Until the end of October, the vaccine was available to everybody aged 50 and over, but because of great demand there is now a shortage.  Now the vaccine is only being issued to the chronically ill, over 65’s and pregnant women.  No doses will be left for the rest of the population.

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