Since Monday, retirement and nursing home residents aged 75 and above are receiving their third dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Upon request by the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), the responsible parliamentary commission organised an information session for MPs in the Chamber of Deputies, one week after the official presentation of the new measures for retirement and nursing homes.

CSV representatives stated that they are glad that all parties involved now have a clearer understanding of their current situation and how they are supposed to handle it. MP Claude Wiseler expressed his regret over the fact that the government waited so long to take this initiative, stating that the measures should have been introduced "six or 12 months earlier". Nevertheless, Wiseler reiterated that the CSV is satisfied with the regulations that are now in place.

The CSV also welcomes that retirement and nursing home residents aged 75 and above are now receiving their third dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The opposition party also preemptively announced their support for lowering the age limit to 65, should the government decide to follow measures already taken by other countries.

The new recommendations for retirement and nursing homes also include assisted living facilities. New residents must already be vaccinated when they move out of their house (except in case of emergency). Regular PCR and rapid tests are mandatory for non-vaccinated people.

The National Health Directorate has sent out mobile teams to administer the third doses in retirement and nursing homes. The vaccination campaign is expected to last around three weeks.