Booster: Vaccination villages

The Ministers of Public Health have decided that various groups will get an extra vaccination against coronavirus, also called a booster, to make sure that their resistance against the coronavirus remains as high as possible.

When will I receive my invitation?

  1. You belong to one of these target groups:

You are:

  • Vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson: you will automatically receive an invitation mid-November 2021.
  • A caregiver: you will automatically receive an invitation from mid-November 2021 onwards.
  • Between 65 and 84 years’ old: you will automatically receive an invitation from 14 October 2021 onwards.

The timing of when the invitations are sent out is based on which corona vaccine you got in the past:

  • If you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will receive an invitation for a booster at least 2 months after your last jab.
  • If you got the AstraZeneca vaccine, you will receive an invitation for a booster at least 4 months after your last jab.
  • If you got the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you will receive an invitation for a booster at least 6 months after your last jab.
  1. You are over 85

Are you over 85 and you live in a nursing home?

Then you will be vaccinated at the nursing home where you are staying. All residents of a nursing home will get a booster.

Are you over 85 and you live at home?

As of 27 September 2021, all 85-year-olds and over from Antwerp, Borsbeek, Stabroek, Schoten and Wommelgem will automatically receive an invitation for a vaccination.

  1. You have reduced immunity

A list of patients has been drawn up based on the details held by the health insurance fund and treating physicians. As of 14 September 2021, you will automatically receive an invitation if you are on this list. You can also check for yourself whether you are on the list on or

More specifically, the target groups are:

  • People with inherited immune deficiencies,
  • Patients that need kidney dialysis,
  • Some HIV patients,
  • Patients that are on a particular cancer treatment
  • And people who are on medication that affects their immune system.

Read more about how the government is handling vaccinations.

How will I receive my invitation?

The government will invite you as soon as it is your turn. You will receive the invitation approximately 2 weeks before you are entitled to receive the vaccine.

  • By letter: Your invitation letter will be sent by mail to your official address of residence as recorded in the national register. You can also find a digital version of your invitation on Mijn Burgerprofiel.
  • By email or text: If your health insurance fund knows your email address and/or mobile number, you will receive your invitation by email or text too.

Please note:

  • If you have already made an appointment after receiving your invitation by email or text, and have still received an invitation letter afterward, then you can ignore the location stated in the letter. Go to the location where you made the appointment.
  • Without the invitation from the government, you will not be able to get the booster.

How can I make an appointment?

Please note: You cannot make an appointment on site in a vaccination centre if it is closed. You can only make an appointment in advance.Dit is zomaar een melding of notificatie.

Your invitation letter will explain how you can make an appointment using the code contained in your invitation. We will explain it here too.

You can find your personal code in your invitation email, letter or text or when logging into your account on or Afterwards, you can use the code to make an appointment:

  1. On
  • Fill in your registration code.
  • Choose the time and location for your vaccination.
  1. With the QR code

Do you have a smartphone with QR reader?

  • Scan the QR code in the letter.
    The QR code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background. It is in the centre of the sheet, underneath ‘Scan QR code below using your smartphone to make an appointment:’.
  • You will automatically be taken to the right page and make your appointments.

More information about the QR reader:

  • You do not have to install anything on your iPhone. You open the camera app and point the camera to the QR code. It will take you to the right page.
  • Android phones often require a QR reader app.

When making your appointment

  • It is not compulsory for you to select the location stated on the invitation. If you make an online appointment, you can choose your own location.
  • If there are no available slots at your preferred location when making an online appointment, try again later, more slots will be released.

After making your appointment, you will receive an e-ticket by email

  • After making your online appointment, you will receive an e-ticket in an email. That is your entry ticket into the vaccination village. You can either print it or present it on your smartphone.
  • If you did not receive an e-ticket after making an online appointment that will not be a problem on the day of the appointment. You can present yourself for vaccination without an e-ticket. However, you are required to make an appointment.

Do you need help making an appointment for your vaccination?

Please ring the local corona helpline for the City of Antwerp on 03 435 95 55, open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

  • Make sure you have your invitation and national registration number to hand

More information

First or second vaccination: vaccination centres

You can always get a vaccination at a vaccination centre: