The medical professionals will be given a coronavirus vaccine sometime next month.
Speaking on Friday morning, Mr Beke told VRT News “We had already planned to vaccinate those in provision for other vulnerable groups such as for example handicapped people after the care homes. With the approval of the Moderna vaccine we are now able to start vaccinating hospital staff and frontline medical staff. Priority will be given to general practitioners”.
They will be given a first dose of the vaccine during February. “We will receive a total of 146,000 Moderna vaccines during January and February. In Flanders the ZNA Antwerp hospital will be used as the central hub for the distribution of the Moderna vaccine”, Mr Beke added.