The health pass to encourage the vaccine: for the moment, the success is mixed!

The announcement of the pass does not necessarily go hand in hand with a boom in immunization.

This Sunday, the Minister of Health Christie Morreale (PS) did not hide her enthusiasm: “In 24 hours after the announcement on the introduction of the Covid safe ticket in Wallonia, we recorded 5 times more appointments to get vaccinated in addition to the many people who spontaneously presented themselves to the vaccination centers” , she triumphed. Several sectors in Wallonia recorded 4,000 appointments made in 24 hours for vaccination, against 800 registrations per day observed in recent weeks.

For the Minister, the objective is clear: to see this one-off effect manifest over the longer term by a more regular increase.

It must be said that for a few weeks, vaccination has started to stand still. For the week of September 20, 7,720 first doses were administered according to Aviq figures, compared to 6,287 the previous week and 7,325 the week of September 6. Today, 69% of the Walloon population partially vaccinated.

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