Autumn booster: additional booster vaccination

As a resident of Antwerp, Borsbeek, Stabroek, Schoten and Wommelgem aged 18 or over, you will receive an invitation for an extra booster vaccination against coronavirus, known as the autumn booster.

  • All residents will be invited, from old to young.
  • You will automatically receive an invitation by letter, e-mail or text message when it is your turn.

The vaccinations will start on 12 September at Antwerp Expo vaccination village (VacCovid). The vaccination will take place with the new vaccine. These updated vaccines are based on both the original COVID-19 variant and a particular type of omicron variant.

Received an invitation? Make an appointment. Without an invitation, you cannot make an appointment and get a vaccine.

Are you coming by taxi? There are adjusted prices for people older than 65 years on the vaccination days in Kinepolis.

Reapply for your vaccination certificates before you go on holiday

Going away on holiday?

  • Some countries require you to show vaccination certificates for each vaccination on arrival.
  • If they are more than 1 year old, they will no longer be valid, so you must reapply for them. Learn why they are no longer valid.

Reapply for your vaccination certificates before you go on holiday:

  • digitally via the CoronaSafeBE app on your smartphone
  • online via the website
  • by telephone
  • via your health insurance company

Follow the instructions on or read more on the website of the Government of Flanders.

Novavax is no longer available.

Locations and opening hours

DateLocationOpening times
Wednesday 21 decemberKinepolis1:00pm – 3:00pm

Vaccination centre Antwerp Expo 
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerpen

What vaccines and for whom?

Primary vaccination

Residents of Antwerp, Schoten, Stabroek, Wommelgem or Borsbeek:

  • from the age of 5 years
  • by appointment
  • with or without invitation
  • or if you have no fixed address or are homeless

Autumn booster

Residents of Antwerp, Schoten, Stabroek, Wommelgem or Borsbeek:

  • aged 18 or older
  • aged 12 or older if you have a weakened immunity
  • anyone working in the healthcare industry (including as a non-healthcare provider)
  • from 3 months after your last (booster) vaccination
  • by invitation
  • by appointment

Booster vaccination for 12 to 17-year-olds

  • Are you between the ages of 12 and 17, and received your primary vaccination at least 3 months ago? Then you can get a booster vaccination. You will not receive an invitation, but you can get a vaccine if you make an appointment. Read how you can do this.
  • As a 12 to 15-year-old, you will need a permission slip from your parent(s) or guardian to be vaccinated, unless you are aged 16 or older. Come along with your parent(s) or guardian to the vaccination centre. If your parent or guardian cannot come along, you may only come with a letter signed by your parent(s) or guardian. What does that letter say?

Make an appointment

    • Have you received an invitation? Click here to make an appointment.
    • Are you between the ages of 12 and 17? If so, you will not receive an invitation but will need to make an appointment in advance. Click here to make an appointment.
    • Do you not have an invitation and want to make an appointment for your primary vaccination? Call the local coronavirus information line on +32 3 435 95 55 and make your appointment by phone. Making an appointment for your booster vaccination without an invitation is currently not possible.

Learn more about how to make an appointment.

Note: You cannot make an appointment locally at the vaccination centres. You can only make appointments in advance.

What do you bring to your appointment?

  • your identity card
  • Aged below 12? Be sure to bring along the invitation and Kids-ID or ISI+ card for your child.
  • Wearing a face mask is compulsory at the vaccination site.

You do not need to bring your invitation.


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