Luxembourg is kicking off a nationwide vaccination week on Monday, with the aim of convincing more of the population to get a jab against Covid-19.
Our colleagues from RTL spoke to Tom Rausch from the Ministry of Health about the ambitious undertaking: "We are cooperating with unions to inform their members about potential dangers and help them understand the benefits of the vaccine. On Saturday, we will also hold a conference where we'll try to answer as many questions that the public may still have."
Everybody should get a chance to ask questions and get jabbed, which is why pop-up vaccination centres will be opened across the country. Rausch commented: "From Echternach to Ettelbruck, from Wiltz to Clervaux, and in Luxembourg City, people will get a chance to get vaccinated against Covid-19. If they visit impfen.lu, they can also type in their address and see which centre will be closest to their home."
The increased offer is expected to help reduce waiting times in the established centres. Should new centres prove to be very popular, then they might stay open even after the vaccination week has concluded.
The Ministry of Health will also organise a testing week: "We hope that people get tested on Monday and Friday so that we get a better overview of how the virus has circulated over the course of a week." Every household will receive vouchers for rapid tests, which can be redeemed in any pharmacy. Positive test results should then be communicated to health authorities.