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Slow vaccine takeup among fire & rescue workers



2020 archive photo shows the central coordination offices of Luxembourg's fire and rescue, the CGDIS Mike Zenari (archives)

2020 archive photo shows the central coordination offices of Luxembourg's fire and rescue, the CGDIS Mike Zenari (archives)

Only a third of all paramedics and freelance doctors invited to be vaccinated have done so, the health minister has reported.

Responding to a parliamentary question, Paulette Lenert (LSAP) wrote that of the 5,226 invitations sent out inviting paramedics and staff in fire and rescue service the CGDIS, 1,637 people had responded, corresponding to a 31.3% participation rate.

Lenert cautioned the deadline was 21 and 24 January and an assessment should be done after these dates to ascertain participation levels.