Vaccination in Brabanthal

When will it be your turn?  How can you get there?  What do you need to bring?  

Who will receive the vaccine in Brabanthal?

You have to have your official place of residence in Leuven.

How can you get there?

Address

Brabanthal, Brabantlaan 1, 3001 Leuven

Consult Google Maps for the routes.

How to get there?

View transport and parking options

Accessibility of the building

  • The Brabanthal site is fully accessible for people with a disability.
  • Someone (your partner, a family member, a friend, your caregiver,…) can help you and accompany you to the vaccination centre.  You can also at any time ask one of the staff members to help you.
  • Guide dogs are allowed.
  • People with a hearing impairment can be helped by a staff member wearing a transparent face mask (for lipreading).

What do you need to bring?

  • Identity card
  • Invitation, on paper or smartphone
  • Mouth mask
    Anyone who cannot wear a mouth mask for medical reasons and has a doctor's certificate for this, may wear a face shield (no scarf, bandana, buff ...).
  • You don’t have to bring any money.  The vaccine is free.
  • You will get an injection in your upper arm.  Wear a comfortable top that makes it easy to bare your upper arm.
Come alone.
An exception is made for people who need assistance.

Don’t come when you’re ill.
Call the corona information centre.

When will it be your turn?

We follow the schedule of the federal government. The time schedule depends on the availability of the vaccines.

Young people can make an appointment

Call us on 0800 16 9 16 and get your turn sooner.

  • 18 years or older
    • You get the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson or Moderna. This way you are vaccinated faster.
    • Even if you already have an invitation or appointment for another vaccine.
  • 16 or 17 years
    • You get the vaccine from Pfizer.
  • 12 to 15 years
    • You get the vaccine from Pfizer.
    • You need permission from your parent or guardian.

Invitation

You will receive a personal invitation by post 2 weeks before your vaccination.

  • You will also receive a text message and an email if these data are known.
  • The invitation contains your vaccination code.  You can use that code to make an appointment online or by telephone.  You will find instructions in the invitation.
  • You can make an appointment up to 1 month after having received the letter.  Afterwards the code is no longer valid.

Plan your vaccination

In Leuven you can choose the day and time of your first vaccine shot from the dates and times that are available. The second shot is scheduled automatically, depending on the first date you choose. This way you can plan your second shot around your holiday.

  • Moderna: 4 weeks later
  • Pfizer:
    • 16 years and older: 5 weeks later
    • 12 to 15 years: 3 weeks later
Missed your second vaccine?
Did you do everything you could to get your second vaccine, but were you unable to keep your appointment? You will be able to get your vaccine in September. It’s not clear yet how this will be organised.

What is the procedure for your vaccination?

The vaccination takes place in 5 steps:

  1. At the entrance, you disinfect your hands and we measure your temperature.
     
  2. A desk employee will register you on the basis of your identity card and your invitation.  We will refer you to one of the 4 vaccination zones, the yellow, the green, the red or the blue zone.  You simply have to follow the coloured lines painted on the floor to the right zone.
     
  3. You can then take place in the waiting area. You will see when it’s your turn on the screen above the waiting area.
     
  4. When it’s your turn, you can enter the vaccination cubicle.  You will be asked to answer a few medical questions:
     
    • Do you have flu-like symptoms or one of the following symptoms at the moment: cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore muscles, fatigue, loss of smell and taste, blocked nose, sore throat, diarrhea?
    • Have you ever had an immediate or serious reaction after a vaccination? 
    • Have you ever needed urgent medical  care after taking medication?  
    • Do you have asthma?  Do you suffer from it a lot in spite of your treatment? 

    Then you will be given the vaccine and your vaccination will be registered.
     

  5. You can then take place in a 2nd waiting area.  Someone will help you if you have any side effects.  If you feel OK, you can go home after fifteen minutes.
Pharmacists supervise the preparation of the vaccine.  There is always a doctor present in the vaccination zones.
Floor plan of the vaccination centre in Brabanthal

Vaccination at home

  • People who really can’t get to the vaccination centre can receive their vaccine at home.  Health problems are the only reason to be vaccinated at home.
  • Contact your family doctor.  He will decide whether or not you will have to be vaccinated at home and will organise it together with you.
Getting your vaccine in the vaccination centre will always be the quickest.