ACCESSIBILITY

Where is the VacCovid vaccination village?

  • Next to the Spoor Oost testing centre: Noordersingel, 2140 Antwerp. This is the site of the Sinksenfoor.

On foot

  • Go to the entrance on Schijnpoortweg (North side) or Buurtspoorweglei (South side).
  • Follow the arrows as soon as you approach.
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By bike

  • Follow the cycle lane between the Schijnpoortweg and Buurtspoorweglei.
  • Use the spacious bicycle storage by the entrance to the vaccination village.
  • Are you coming by Velo? Then you can leave your bike at Velo-station 306 (Spoor Oost, next to the bicycle storage by the entrance to the vaccination village). Alternative stations are 120 (Eendracht) on the Schijnpoortweg or Terloplein (154), which are both a couple of minutes’ walk away. Velo will closely monitor the availability at these stations and provide extra supplies if necessary.
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By public transport

Singelbus

From Thursday 18th March, the free Singelbus will connect the vaccination village with public transport stops in Borgerhout and Berchem.

The bus stops at the following stops

    • Sint-Willibrordus (trams 7 and 15)
    • Station Antwerp Berchem (train and trams 4, 6, 9 and 11)
    • Station Oost (buses 38, 420, 421 and 422)
    • Hof ter Loo (trams 10 and bus 38)
    • Technisch Centrum (bus 38) across the street from the vaccination village

Commuters can take the free Singelbus every 20 minutes, they just need to show their vaccination invite.

More information on www.slimnaarantwerpen.be

  • Inhabitants of Antwerp, Schoten, Stabroek, Wommelgem and Borsbeek can get to the vaccination village with a maximum of 1 bus or tram switch.
  • De Lijn serves several stops in the area with 6 busses or trams per hour. The stops are Schijnpoortweg to the North of the vaccination centre, and stops Hof ter Lo, Zegel, Stenenbrug and Turnhoutsepoort to the South.
  • Plan your trip

I am going to the vaccination village by coach. Where is the car park?

  • There are parking spaces reserved for coaches by the main entrance on Noordersingel 40, 2140 Antwerp. Coaches are not allowed to enter the car park.

Can I take a taxi to the vaccination village?

  • There is a taxi rank at Spoor Oost, just follow the signs.
  • People over 60 can take a taxi to the vaccination village at a reduced rate.
  • The standard taxi fares of the professional association Antwerpse Provinciale Taxi Unie (APTU) are charged per single journey to/from the vaccination centre, this is as follows:
    • 5 Euro from / to the districts of Antwerp, Borgerhout, Deurne, Merksem
    • 10 Euro from / to the districts Berchem, Ekeren, Hoboken, Wilrijk
    • 15 Euro from / to district Bezali and Antwerp-Linkeroever
    • 15 Euro from / to the municipalities of Borsbeek, Schoten, Stabroek and Wommelgem
  • You can read all about it on the site of the Antwerpse Provinciale Taxi Unie.
  • Please note: there will be no reimbursement of taxi rides.

Can I park at Spoor Oost?

  • There are parking spaces at Spoor Oost for people coming for their vaccinations.

Is the site easily accessible for wheelchair users?

  • Yes, everything is on the ground floor and easily accessible for wheelchair users. There are also 30 wheelchairs available.
  • People with a disability will have to turn left past the entrance and park in the reserved disabled parking bays.

Will I get a ticket when I enter the LEZ zone in my car?

  • The vaccination village is situated inside a low emissions zone (LEZ). If your vehicle is not permitted and you enter the Spoor Oost site, you will not receive an LEZ fine. Even when parking in a different location within the LEZ, you are exempt from getting fined. That exemption only applies on the day that you visit the testing and vaccination village.
  • Did you receive a ticket on the day of your vaccination after all? This may happen under exceptional circumstances, for instance if there was an error reading your car registration number. In that case, send a copy of your invite to LEZ@Antwerp.be as soon as possible. The date of the vaccination, your name and address have to be clearly legible. Then, the city will cancel your fine for the day of the vaccination. So, make sure to keep the invite for the vaccination in a safe place.
  • You can find more information about the LEZ and exemption for vehicles attending the vaccination village in the LEZ FAQ.

I am less mobile. How will I get to the vaccination village?

  • If you do not have any available assistance for going to the vaccination village, you can go to one of the 36 temporary vaccination sites in the region. From April, there will be vaccinations on a number of days at each of these locations.To book an appointment for these sites, you need to book via the local corona helpline, or your GP will refer you.

    First, they will examine if there are any available adapted transport solutions for getting to Spoor Oost. That way you do not have to wait until you can be vaccinated at a centre in your neighbourhood.

I am not mobile. How can I get my vaccine?

  • Those who really cannot leave the house for medical reasons, would do best to contact their GP.The GP can decide to potentially vaccinate at home and, in that case, will inform you about the timing and procedure.