Antwerp alderman Els van Doesburg (N-VA) criticizes the vaccination policy of Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke on Facebook. “He is always on the brakes,” she writes. The fact that the minister continues to support the lower vaccination rate in Antwerp also bothers Van Doesburg.
Antwerp alderman Els van Doesburg shared a post on her Facebook page on Thursday morning in which she criticized Frank Vandenbroucke. The post comes all the way the minister mentioned in the press on Wednesday more than the low vaccination coverage in a number of municipalities and cities, mentioning Antwerp.
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“Frank Vandenbroucke’s attitude bothered me more,” it sounds. “That he once again lashes out at the city of Antwerp, for example. A city that, with 84 percent of adults vaccinated, has a higher vaccination rate than the whole of Wallonia. A fact he keeps silent about so as not to offend the friends of the PS.”
“It’s on the table”
According to Van Doesburg, Vandenbroucke lacks decisiveness. “Giving medical staff a third shot is the logic itself. But VDB is waiting. People with underlying conditions? VDB is waiting. Whether there should be another shot for people who received a lesser vaccine. VDB wait… “Continuing to vaccinate”, he chants. But he is the one who is always on the brakes.”
The ships make a comparison with other countries, where, according to her, decisions are taken more quickly about the third shot. While in Belgium everything is “on the table”. “Flanders – and Antwerp – vaccinated en masse despite Vivaldi and VDB,” she concludes.
It is not the first time that Van Doesburg has defended the vaccination coverage in her city tooth and nail. Last month announcement of Antwerp politics on an agreement of Vandenbroucke on Radio 1. Diewijfeld when he or 70% would get. A few days earlier they had on Facebook lashed out at Minister Annelies Verlinden (CD&V), especially who mentioned in a debate that “Mr De Wever’s Antwerp was still lagging behind”. “A cheap one”, Van Doesburg said at the time.