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Vaccination of Belgians abroad

On the basis of a proposal of the Vaccination Taskforce, the Inter-Ministerial Conference on Public Health has approved some general principles on the vaccination of Belgians living abroad.

 

1)     According to the principle of territoriality, Belgian nationals residing abroad will be vaccinated as far as possible in their country of residence.

If you have been vaccinated in Indonesia or East Timor with a vaccine that is recognized in Belgium, this vaccination has also been accepted in Belgium since October 28, 2021 under certain conditions; read more: vaccination certificates from outside the EU. It concerns the EMA (European Medicines Agency): certified vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca/Oxford (Vaxzevria), Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) and Covishield.

This vaccination outside Belgium can be registered in Vaccinet (via a general practitioner established in Belgium), and an EU covid vaccination certificate can be requested via the platform www.mijngezondheid.be

 

2)     If you live in Indonesia or East Timor and you are registered at the Embassy in Jakarta, you can also pre-register for vaccination during a stay in Belgium. The spouse or partner of foreign nationality and adult children of foreign nationality of a registered Belgian living under the same roof (as stated in the National Register) will have access to vaccination under the same conditions as the Belgian citizen.

The vaccinations take place in the Military Hospital in Brussels (Neder-over-Heembeek) and are free of charge.

These vaccinations can subsequently be registered in vaccinet (via a general practitioner established in Belgium), and an EU covid vaccination certificate can be requested via the platform www.mijngezondheid.be

Recently, our compatriots and their entitled parties are also eligible for a booster vaccination in Belgium, regardless of where they received their basic vaccination.

If the basic vaccination was performed with a vaccine that is not approved by the EMA (except Covishield), the booster vaccine is not registered as a booster, but as the first dose for an EU Covid digital certificate. If the basic vaccination was carried out with the AZ, J&J, Moderna, Pfizer or Covishield vaccine, there is a booster.

For the planning: people who have received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) can schedule their booster after four months.

The term after an AstraZeneca vaccine remains four months. The term after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine remains two months.

Finally, the Interministerial Conference on Public Health has also given the green light for the vaccination of children aged 5-11 years. This vaccination will be with a pediatric form of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (“Children's Vaccine”), which will be given in two doses 21 days apart.

This vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency.

Children aged 5 to 11 who are registered in the consular population register of the embassy or who are entitled to a registered Belgian, are therefore eligible for pre-registration via the platform for their vaccination in Belgium in the Military Hospital.

Parental consent is required for this vaccination.

The pre-registration for the basic vaccination, the booster vaccine and the vaccination of 5-11 year olds is done via this platform