People aged over 65 to get a third booster jab

All Belgian residents aged over 65 can get a third corona jab if they want this autumn. This was decided by the different Health Ministers in Belgium.

Earlier, it was decided that care home residents and people with a weak immunity system will get a booster jab with winter coming up. Now, all those older than 65 will have the opportunity. 

The eldest will come first. The first invitations will be sent to the 85+ age category next week, the Flemish Health Minister Wouter Beke said. They will be administered a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 

There is still debate on whether or not a third vaccine is necessary for all 65+ people. Some are still healthy enough to resist a corona infection, while somebody else in his or her late fifties may be more vulnerable, experts argue.  

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