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Brussels’ last remaining Covid-19 vaccination centre closes its doors

15:33 25/03/2023

Brussels’ last remaining Covid-19 vaccination centre has closed its doors in the final step of the plan to deactivate the region’s mass vaccination project.

Vaccinations will continue through pharmacies, general practitioners and medical centres.

The Boulevard Pacheco centre was the first vaccination centre to be opened in Belgium. The centre, which opened its doors on 2 February 2021, also played a key role as a logistics platform for the region, with vaccine doses being stockpiled within its walls before being shipped to other vaccination points.

Brussels' Common Community Commission (Cocom) has maintained that epidemiological indicators no longer justify the cost of maintaining a mass vaccination system.

A total of 301,500 doses of vaccines were administered at the Boulevard Pacheco centre throughout the pandemic.

Written by Paul Millar