Vaccination in Brabanthal

When will you get a vaccine? How do you know it is your turn? Where will you get vaccinated?

Who will receive the vaccine in Brabanthal?

You have to meet two conditions:

  • You have to have your official place of residence in Leuven.
  • You have to be 18 years old or older.

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
  • Face mask (no bandana or scarf)
  • 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:

  • From mid April 2021
    People over 65, high-risk groups and essential professions (e.g. police)
  • From May 2021
    The rest of the adult population
The time schedule depends on the availability of the vaccines.
The city does not make a reserve list of surplus vaccines.

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  Afterwards the code is no longer valid.

Together with your partner or a family member

Under certain conditions, your partner or a family member can receive their vaccine at the same time as you.

Conditions

  • At least 1 person has received an invitation 
  • The family member is at least 65 years old (birth year 1956 or sooner) 
  • The family member has their official place of residence at the same address (domicile)
  • You come:
    • Both for a first vaccination
    • Or both for a second vaccination and received the same vaccine on the same day with the first vaccination

How to ask?

Call the corona and vaccination information centre. We will make an appointment for your partner or family member.

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

Thuisvaccinatie

  • Wie echt niet in het vaccinatiecentrum geraakt, kan thuis gevaccineerd worden. Dat kan alleen door gezondheidsproblemen.
  • Contacteer je huisarts. Die beoordeelt of jij thuis gevaccineerd moet worden en organiseert dat in overleg met jou.
Je laten vaccineren in het vaccinatiecentrum zal altijd het snelste zijn.