Vaccination coronavirus

Get vaccinated. The vaccine protects you and those around you from the coronavirus and it is free.

Vaccination Covid-19

How does a vaccine work?

  • The vaccine causes your body to make antibodies. 
  • Those antibodies help to fight the virus. 
  • If you are then exposed to the virus, the antibodies will protect you. 

Are the vaccines safe? 

The vaccines are safe. The vaccines meet the strict requirements of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and are checked by independent bodies.

Why should you get vaccinated?

To protect yourself and the people around you.

  • Vaccination makes your body stronger against the virus
  • By being vaccinated, you do not spread the disease in your immediate surroundings.  
  • Thanks to the vaccine, you protect your loved ones.  Because a contagious disease that may have limited consequences for you can be life-threatening for others.

The coronavirus is dangerous to many people around you: 

-    Pregnant women
-    Women 65 years of age and older
-    People with a lung, heart or vascular disease
-    People with diabetes or reduced immunity (for example due to cancer)

But the virus can also be dangerous for young and healthy people.

2 injections in the upper arm
Injection in the upper arm

How do you get the vaccine?

  • You will receive an injection in the upper arm
  • For most vaccines, you will receive a second injection a few weeks after the first injection
  • 14 days after the injection you are sufficiently protected against the coronavirus
  •  Because the protection begins to decline after a few months, it is highly recommended that you get a booster shot. This is a third injection a few months after you have been fully vaccinated.

Is the vaccine safe?

  • People have a lot of expertise with making vaccines. Scientists around the world worked hard to create the vaccine in a short period of time. 
  • The vaccine has first been carefully tested by several independent bodies. It is safe. 

Can you develop problems after the vaccination?
You may develop

  • some redness, pain or swelling in your upper arm
  • fatigue
  •  headache
  • a little higher temperature

This is normal and not a big deal, the side effects disappear after a few hours or days.

Will everyone get a vaccine?

Yes, all people over 5 years can be vaccinated against the coronavirus. It is strongly recommended that you receive at least a basic vaccination and a booster vaccine.  However, the vaccine is not obligatory.

The vaccine is not recommended for some people: for example, people with elevated temperature or reduced immunity (for example due to cancer). Contact your doctor or the medical service for more information.

When will you get a vaccine?

  • Do you live in a reception centre? When it is your turn, the staff at the reception centre will inform you. 
  • Do you not live in a reception centre? You will receive a letter, SMS or e-mail with your appointment for your vaccinations. You must confirm your appointment and go to a vaccination centre in your area.

Extra booster shot

In autumn and winter, we expect more people to get infected with the coronavirus.

A booster shot in the autumn strengthens the protection of the vaccine. Thats why from autumn onwards (months September/October), all adults (+18 years) receive an invitation for a vaccination against the coronavirus.

You will receive an appointment (location, date and time) for your vaccination. Don't miss your appointment!