Saturday, June 15

Belgium

Belgium Has Six Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZene Vaccine
Belgium, Europe, News

Belgium Has Six Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZene Vaccine

There are six cases known to the authorities in Belgium of problems with blood clotting after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine.   These cases were recently reported after concerns were raised in the various EU countries, although they occurred before the recent media attention, according to the FAMHP. Unlike many other EU countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium has not temporarily halted the vaccination campaign with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company's injections due to concerns about blood clots. The FAMHP writes that "every year many thousands of people in the EU develop blood clots for various reasons". The rate of blood clots in vaccinees does not appear to be higher in general than in the general population, the agency said. "To date, six cases of thro...
Belgium is Still Vaccinating the Elderly With AstraZeneca
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Belgium is Still Vaccinating the Elderly With AstraZeneca

The AstraZeneca corona vaccine can be administered to all adult Belgians, including people over 55. The Belgian Ministers of Health have decided that.   The Superior Health Council had already advised this earlier this week. World Health Organization WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) previously gave the green light to vaccinate people of all ages. Still, some countries decided to provide older people with other vaccines because there was little data on seniors' effects. It has now become apparent that the drug is beneficial for the elderly in, for example, Israel and the United Kingdom. Germany and France, among others, are making the same movement and are also going to vaccinate the elderly with the drug of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company. The Ministry of H...
Belgian Police Will Check More Strictly At the Border
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Belgian Police Will Check More Strictly At the Border

In the new year, the Belgian police will monitor even more strict compliance with the rules to prevent the corona virus's spread.   Travellers who come from abroad are subject to systematic checks, according to the federal police. The road police, railway police and aviation police are already carrying out checks but will tighten them from Friday. There will be random checks on border roads and stations where international trains stop. Additional inspections will also be made at airports. Foreigners travelling to Belgium must be able to show a negative corona test since 25 December. Belgians are also faced with stricter measures when they come from abroad. They must be quarantined from Thursday if they have been in a so-called red zone for more than two days. They must therefore...