Public debate on anti-Covid vaccines: the experts of the Institute participate


On January 5, 2021, the Belgian SARS-Covid vaccination campaign began. On this occasion, our experts in immunology (Pierre Coulie, Sophie Lucas, Jean-Christophe Renauld and Benoit Van den Eynde) and in virology (Thomas Michiels and Jean-Paul Coutelier) explain the challenges of vaccination and help the general public to tell true from false. Effectiveness, side effects, the need to get vaccinated but also the principles of vaccination, find out more through the links below:

IN ENGLISH: - These substances do not cancel the effects of anti-Covid vaccines (Pierre Coulie) - 1/02/2023 - Has our immunity dropped? “We have forgotten it, but the hospitals were overloaded in this period before the Covid” (Sophie Lucas) - 15/01/2023 - “Immunocompromised patients are in code red” (Stefan Constantinescu) - 23/02/2022 - Infected by Covid-19, there is a much greater risk of developing a serious form if you are a man: why? (Pierre Coulie) - 13/02/2022 - Is Omicron our best booster? (Sophie Lucas) - 8/02/2022 - “The status of scientific expert cannot be acquired by simple self-proclamation”, denounce about fifty academic personalities (Sophie Lucas) - 31/01/2022 - Jean-Christophe Renauld, epidemiologist: “10,000 lives saved thanks to vaccine” (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 30/01/2022 - Why some people do not contract the coronavirus even by being exposed to it? (Sophie Lucas) - 19/01/2022 - “If we wait to feel the pressure on the healthcare system, it will be too late to take preventive measures” (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 22/12/2021 - When to do the booster? How to register ? Why did I receive a different vaccine? (Sophie Lucas) - 19/12/2021 - Covid-19 vaccination: the recall in practice (Sophie Lucas) - 16/12/2021 - Omicron will sweep over Belgium: “And we cannot afford to wait for a vaccine adapted to this variant, it is already too late” (Benoit Van den Eynde) - 13/12/2021 - The difference between vaccines for children and vaccines for adults (Sophie Lucas) - 6/12/2021 - What are the differences between the pediatric vaccine and that for adults? (Sophie Lucas) - 4/12/2021 - “Pregnant women must be vaccinated”, assures Michel Moutschen (Sophie Lucas) - 1/12/2021 - Sophie Lucas, immunologist at UCLouvain: “We must prioritize the third dose rather than wait for potential new vaccines” (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - Snap button or scratch: how variants cling to cells (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - Covid: from press stud virus to Velcro variant (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - A variant can cling to our cells like a velcro, instead of a snap (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - “A logical choice”, “we deprive ourselves of an important barrier”, “our managers have never been to the disco”: the experts react to the measures decided by the authorities (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 17/11/2021 - Is “natural” immunity better than immunity acquired from the vaccine? (Sophie Lucas) - 15/11/2021 - Covid in our schools: Catherine Fonck calls to “take measures, as of today”, the education sector downplays (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 22/10/2021 - “If we are not vaccinated, we must hurry, because we will be more exposed than others to serious forms” of Covid (Sophie Lucas) - 19/10/2021 - “The first effective cure when you are infected with covid”: an American pill gives rise to great hopes (Sophie Lucas) - 2/10/2021 - Here are the answers to your questions (Sophie Lucas) - 20/08/2021 - Coronavirus: why are there more people hospitalized than a year ago despite the vaccine? (Pierre Coulie) - 12/08/2021 - Covid-19: RNA, adenorivus, preservatives ... what exactly is in a vaccine dose? (Sophie Lucas) - 5/08/2021 - After the coronavirus and malaria, will messenger RNA allow the development of a vaccine against AIDS and cancer? (Pierre Coulie) - 27/07/2021 - After malaria, will messengerRNA help develop a vaccine against AIDS and cancer? (Pierre Coulie) - 27/07/2021 - Ten scientists tell you why it is important to be vaccinated against the Covid: “This is how you will avoid further suffering linked to a 4th wave” (Sophie Lucas & Pierre Coulie) - 27/07/2021 - Vaccination of adolescents: what is the risk-benefit balance? We answer all your questions (Pierre Coulie) - 8/07/2021 - Covid in Belgium: should we be worried about the sudden increase in contamination? (Sophie Lucas) - 8/07/2021 - Benefits, risks, agreements, side effects …: here is everything you need to know about the vaccination of 12-15 year olds (Pierre Coulie) - 7/07/2021 - Immunologist brushes aside misconception about vaccination: “Thinking like this doesn’t make much sense” (Sophie Lucas) - 7/07/2021 - Do the “grinder” after vaccination, like on TikTok, is it useful for post-injection arm pain? (Sophie Lucas) - 4/07/2021 (+ video) - EU on target to vaccinate 70% of population by the end of July, says Brussels (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 - Fact Check: Did Nobel Laureate & French Virologist Say Vaccinated People Will Die Within 2 Years? (Sophie Lucas) - 26/05/2021 - Fact Check: No. Nobel Laureate did not claim that vaccinated people will die within 2 years (Sophie Lucas) - 25/05/2021 - Measuring the antibody level, the false good idea of ​​the European covid certificate? (Sophie Lucas) - 21/05/2021 - This summer’s health pass continues to divide public opinion in Belgium (Sophie Lucas) - 20/05/2021 - To vaccinate 18-25 year olds, good for everyone? (Sophie Lucas) - 17/05/2021 - A 3rd dose of the vaccine to maintain long-term immunity? “This announcement is a very bad idea in terms of communication”, according to Coppieters (Sophie Lucas) - 16/05/2021 - Towards an additional dose of the anti-Covid vaccine? “There is no automatic requirement to send a third dose to everyone” (Sophie Lucas) - 16/05/2021 - Vaccinate those under 18, it will become essential, according to some experts (Sophie Lucas) - 5/05/2021 - Vaccinate European children against covid-19? (Sophie Lucas) - 5/05/2021 (+ video) - EMA begins review of Pfizer COVID jab for young teens as US set to OK it (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 - Appearance of a new variant in India: should we be worried? (Sophie Lucas) - 18/04/2021 - Could Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine be a game-changer in Europe? “It is in any case a new string to our vaccine bow” (Sophie Lucas) - 3/02/2021 - From when are we effectively protected against Covid-19? And at what point? (Sophie Lucas) - 2/02/2021 - The big end-of-year survey of the DH: almost one in two young people do not intend to be vaccinated! (Sophie Lucas) - 21/12/2020 - Belgian police track and trace fake corona news (Thomas Michiels) - 29/08/2020

IN OTHER LANGUAGES: - ¿Ha disminuido nuestra inmunidad? “Lo hemos olvidado, pero los hospitales estaban sobrecargados en este periodo antes del Covid” (Sophie Lucas) - 15/01/2023 - La vacuna nasal contra el coronavirus: una técnica prometedora, pero no por ahora (Sophie Lucas) - 9/09/2022 - La salud pública es también la protección de los pacientes inmunocomprometidos (Stefan Constantinescu) - 23/02/2022 - “Los pacientes inmunocomprometidos están en código rojo” (Stefan Constantinescu) - 22/02/2022 - Contagiado de Covid-19, el riesgo de desarrollar una forma grave es mucho mayor si eres hombre: ¿por qué? (Pierre Coulie) - 13/02/2022 - “La condición de experto científico no puede adquirirse por simple autoproclamación”, denuncian una cincuentena de personalidades académicas (Sophie Lucas) - 31/01/2022 - ¿Por qué algunas personas no contraen el coronavirus incluso estando expuestas a él? (Sophie Lucas) - 19/01/2022 - Covid: por qué una cuarta dosis (probablemente) no debería seguir a una tercera (Sophie Lucas) - 18/12/2021 - Sự khác biệt giữa vaccine Covid-19 cho trẻ em và vaccine cho người lớn (Sophie Lucas) - 6/12/2021 - Sự khác biệt giữa vaccine cho trẻ em và vaccine cho người lớn (Sophie Lucas) - 6/12/2021 - Sống chung an toàn với COVID-19 : Sự khác biệt giữa vaccine cho trẻ em và vaccine cho người lớn (Sophie Lucas) - 6/12/2021 - ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la vacuna para niños y la vacuna para adultos? (Sophie Lucas) - 4/12/2021 - Ricercatori belgi tracciano come le varianti della corona lo rendono più difficile: “Si attacca alle nostre cellule come il velcro” | Corona virus cosa devi sapere (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - Peneliti Belgia memetakan bagaimana varian korona membuatnya lebih sulit: ‘Ini menempel pada sel kita seperti Velcro’ | Virus Corona yang perlu kamu ketahui (Sophie Lucas) - 30/11/2021 - «естественный» иммунитет лучше, чем иммунитет, полученный от вакцины? (Sophie Lucas) - 15/11/2021 - Não há comprovação de que vacinas anticovid causem distúrbios menstruais (Sophie Lucas) - 23/10/2021 - Belgien wird zum Corona-Flickenteppich (Sophie Lucas) - 17/09/2021 - Giải mã sức mạnh của vaccine ngừa Covid-19 trước 'cơn bão biến chủng Delta' (Sophie Lucas) - 2/09/2021 - Israel phát hiện chuỗi lây lan chủng đột biến mới của biến thể Delta (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 20/08/2021 - Gia tăng ca mắc, Bỉ lo ngại làn sóng dịch COVID-19 mới (Jean-Christophe Renauld) - 20/08/2021 - Coronavirus: ¿por qué hay más personas hospitalizadas que hace un año a pesar de la vacuna? (Pierre Coulie) - 12/08/2021 - Vaksinimi në BE, tani fokusi edhe tek adoleshentët (Sophie Lucas) - 29/06/2021 (+ video) - The Brief: EU-COVID-Impfstrategie auf Kurs (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - La vacunación avanza en Europa (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - Come procede la strategia vaccinale nell'Unione Europea? (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - UE: Estratégia de vacinação anti-Covid-19 avança a diferentes ritmos (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - Letaszították Magyarországot a dobogóról az oltási rangsorban (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - Strategjia e vaksinimit, BE është pranë arritjes së objektivit dhe ka në fokus adoleshentët (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 (+ video) - Вакцинация: ЕС на разных скоростях (Sophie Lucas) - 28/06/2021 - 強化疫苗保護力 比利時研究施打第3劑 (Sophie Lucas) - 15/05/2021 - Europa evalúa vacuna Pfizer/BioNTech para ser aplicada en menores de 12 años (Sophie Lucas) - 11/05/2021

ElAragüeñ - Europa evalúa vacunar contra el covid a niños a partir de 12 años (Sophie Lucas) - 11/05/2021 - Altas probabilidades de decidir vacunar a los niños a partir de los 12 años contra la Covid-19 (Sophie Lucas) - 6/05/2021 - Canadá aprueba uso de la vacuna de Pfizer a partir de los 12 años (Sophie Lucas) - 5/05/2021 (+ video) - Impfungen von Kindern rücken näher (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 (+ video) - Europa evalúa vacunar a los niños a partir de los 12 años contra la Covid (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 (+ video) - Siamo vicini a un vaccino anticovid per bambini? (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 (+ video) - Jovens dos 12 aos 16 anos poderão receber a vacina anti-covid (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 (+ video) - A gyerekek beoltására a mutációk elleni harc miatt van szükség (Sophie Lucas) - 4/05/2021 - ¿Desde cuándo estamos efectivamente protegidos contra Covid-19? ¿Y en que momento? (Sophie Lucas) - 2/02/2021 - Πρόθυμοι να εμβολιαστούν το 50% των Βέλγων - Επιστήμονες: Διστακτικότητα λόγω παραπληροφόρησης (Sophie Lucas) - 21/12/2020 - Μόνο οι μισοί Βέλγοι είναι πρόθυμοι να εμβολιαστούν, σύμφωνα με δημοσκόπηση (Sophie Lucas) - 21/12/2020 - Πρόθυμος να εμβολιαστεί ένας στους δύο Βέλγους (Sophie Lucas) - 21/12/2020 - Πρόθυμος να εμβολιαστεί ένας στους δύο Βέλγους – Η παραπληροφόρηση τρέφει τη διστακτικότητα λένε οι ανοσολόγοι (Sophie Lucas) - 21/12/2020 - „Alcoolul, de Revelion, este sacru!”. Ce aleg rușii între șampanie și vaccin? Combinarea celor două este contraindicată (Sophie Lucas) - 12/12/2020 - Vaccinul SALVATOR! Care este efectul PROTECTOR? Cum ne APĂRĂ (Pierre Coulie) - 07/12/2020 - 新增2503例 | 您需知的关于比利时疫苗的十大问题: 要打几针 副作用 有效期… (Pierre Coulie) - 06/12/2020

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