Today’s figure is significantly higher than a previous count conducted ahead of the summer holidays. At that time fewer than one child in six tested positive for antibodies.
The figure for Brussels is markedly higher than in Flanders or Wallonia. In Brussels 36% of primary schoolchildren possessed antibodies. For Flanders the figure is 26.3%, for Wallonia 23.8%.
The higher figure for Brussels is being linked to the low take-up of the vaccine among adults in the Belgian and Flemish capital as well higher circulation of the virus.