Booster dose for Brussels residents over 65

Residents of Brussels aged 65 and older, whose immune response is sometimes less good after a few months, can, if they wish, receive a booster dose to be even better protected against severe forms of Covid-19 (coronavirus).

From 11 October 2021, approximately 128,000 fully vaccinated residents of Brussels will be gradually invited to be vaccinated. The over-85s are invited first, followed by people from younger age groups.

However, people over 65 can already go to a vaccination point to receive their booster dose, on presentation of their ID card.

Which vaccine?

To follow an optimal vaccination schedule, the booster dose should ideally be given 4 months after the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and 6 months after the second dose of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

An mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) is always used for the booster vaccination, regardless of the previously received vaccine.

Where to get vaccinated?

In addition to the 4 vaccination centres in Forest, Molenbeek, Pachéco and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, residents of Brussels can also visit one of the Vacci Buses or local vaccination centres or visit their doctor, certain district health centres or hospitals if they participate in the vaccination campaign.

It is best to check in advance which vaccine will be administered at which location, so that you can be sure that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are offered at your chosen location. An overview of all vaccination options is available at:

Created on 06/10/2021 (modified on 15/10/2021)

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