Why don’t we vaccinate on Sunday? The response of the “Mr. Covid” for Wallonia

“There is no vaccination on Sunday at this stage in Wallonia”, said on Wednesday the spokesperson for Yvon Englert, Corona Commissioner for Wallonia in The Last Hour. “The doses available already do not allow our centers to be opened entirely during the week. It therefore does not make sense to open on Sundays under these conditions”.

At present, there are no plans to switch to vaccination 7 days a week in Belgium. “The vaccination staff are already on deck 6 days a week. We vaccinated an Easter Monday so much we want to move forward”, underlines the spokesperson.

“We currently vaccinate from Monday to Saturday, between 12 to 15 hours a day. It varies from one center to another and according to the available doses. The centers open between 8 and 9 am in the morning until 6 pm -19 hours, and sometimes even 22 hours. It all depends on the number of doses and the staff available “, also notes the spokesperson for Christie Morreale (PS), Walloon Minister of Health.

“Useless for now”

“We are not working at full capacity. We have the capacity to vaccinate more than 200,000 people per week. Currently, we are around 100,000 to 130,000 people on average.” “The 7th of 7, therefore Sunday, would be useless for the moment”, also specifies the office of the Walloon Minister of Health.

“But the possibility could be opened if it is difficult to follow in the future in the administration of vaccines. There is no taboo but in view of the deliveries announced for the next two weeks, this is not justified . ”

Doctor Philippe Devos, president of ABSyM, also believes that “There is no point in opening also on Sundays as long as you do not receive more vaccines, except to have finished the day earlier on the other days”.

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