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Invitation for second booster dose for those aged 80 years or older

People living at home aged 80 years or older in Antwerp, Borsbeek, Stabroek, Schoten and Wommelgem will receive an invitation for their second booster dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine. These vaccinations will take place in the vaccination point ZNA Sint-Erasmus.

You are eligible for a second booster dose:

  • if you are aged 80 years or older or live in a residential care home,
  • from 4 months after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,
  • by appointment,
  • and as a resident of Antwerp, Schoten, Stabroek, Wommelgem or Borsbeek.

From 15 May onwards, you will receive an invitation to make an appointment by letter or digitally (via e-box, your citizen profile or by e-mail).

For residents of residential care homes, there is no age restriction and the booster dose will be organised in the residential care home. They will not receive an invitation. People with reduced immunity have already been invited for a second booster dose.

Are you coming by taxi? There are adjusted prices on the vaccination days in ZNA Erasmus.

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 Learn why they are no longer valid.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 antwerpen.be or read more on the website of the Government of Flanders.

Novavax available for first or second dose

Residents of the province of Antwerp can get the Novavax vaccine (nuvaxovid) at vaccination point district house Merksem and, from Wednesday 27 April, also at vaccination point ZNA Sint-Erasmus.  The Novavax vaccine is not currently licensed as a booster. You can only make an appointment for a first or second dose at this time. For the Novavax vaccine, residents can make an appointment by sending an email to vaccinatie@elzantwerpen.be that includes name, first name, phone number, any referral letter, and any previous coronavirus vaccines. Or by calling the local coronavirus info line on +32 (0)3 435 95 55.

For whom?

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

Locations and opening hours

Wednesday 10 augustZNA Sint-Erasmus3:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 17 augustZNA Sint-Erasmus3:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 24 augustZNA Sint-Erasmus3:30pm – 5:30pm
Wednesday 31 augustZNA Sint-Erasmus3:30pm – 5:30pm

For whom?

  • For everyone from 12 years old
  • Also for people without papers or who are homeless

If you want to avoid queues, we recommend making an appointment at other locations.

Get vaccinated in:

Vaccination point ZNA Saint-Erasmus
Lieutenant Lippenslaan 55, B-2140 Antwerp

Vaccination point ZNA Stuivenberg
Lange Beeldekensstraat 267, B-2060 Antwerp

(Note: there is no free parking at this location)

Library Elsschot Linkeroever
Willem Elsschotstraat 5, B-2050 Antwerp

Temporarily closed:

Vaccination point district house Merksem
Burgemeester Jozef Nolfplein 1, B-2170 Antwerp

Vaccination centre Antwerp Expo 
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerpen

Make an appointment

Learn more about how to make an appointment.

Not able to make an appointment? You can visit all vaccination points without an appointment or invitation during opening hours.

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

Which vaccines?

You can go to any vaccination point for:

Primary vaccination from 5 years of age

Did you receive an invitation for your primary vaccination? Did you explicitly decline your first invitation for vaccination? Or did you miss your second dose of the vaccine? You can still be vaccinated.

Booster vaccination from 12 years of age

  • if you are eligible based on the period after the last dose of your primary vaccination:
    • from 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
    • from 4 months after the Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine
  • if you have received your primary vaccination and have reduced immunity, you will automatically receive a new invitation for this. People with impaired immunity can only get their fourth dose by showing their invitation.
  • if you are 12 to 17 years old and received your primary vaccination at least 4 months ago. 12 to 15-year-olds need their parents’ permission to be vaccinated.

Additional booster vaccination if you received Johnson & Johnson vaccine:

  • if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as your first dose
  • from 3 months after your previous booster vaccination

Childhood vaccination and booster vaccination continue in a completely separate system. At each location, child vaccination is organised in a child-friendly manner.

Second booster dose for those aged 80 years or older & residential care homes

  • from 4 months after your last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • by appointment
  • as a resident of Antwerp, Schoten, Stabroek, Wommelgem or Borsbeek

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