The Belgian authorities will adopt a decision from April 1 next year that the health workers not vaccinated against COVID in the country will lose their rights to practice the profession. This was reported by local media, specifying that the bill was presented in parliament by the Minister of Health Frank Vandenbrook.
The changes are expected to be adopted early next year at the latest and will affect doctors, nurses, paramedics, rescuers, emergency workers and pharmacists. The Minister specified that most of the Belgian health workers have already been vaccinated. The media note that the decision on whether to introduce a mandatory vaccine for other categories of employees will be made at the municipal level.
Today, the Belgian health authorities are expected to decide on an additional dose of vaccine for people who have been immunized with Jansen (Johnson and Johnson) and AstraZeneca. The media noted that Germany has taken such a step since September.