Wallonia restarts walk-in vaccinations in nine centres

Wallonia restarts walk-in vaccinations in nine centres
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Nine vaccination centres in Wallonia will once again offer walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations for anyone with an identification card and an invite.

So far, 54% of the adult population in the region has received a booster dose. To encourage new vaccinations, several centres in Wallonia are reactivating the possibility of going for vaccination without an appointment, the region’s Health Minister Christie Morreale announced on Friday.

“Several Walloon vaccination centres will open their doors without an appointment from next week. Objective: To continue to rapidly administer this third dose which offers protection against a severe form of Covid-19,” Morreale said on Twitter.

 

These no-appointment slots will either be permanent or accessible during specific time slots or for certain doses (first vaccination or booster).

When are where is this possible?

The walk-in appointments are available at any time and on any day in Dour and Soignies. In Mouscron, walk-ins are possible at any time for first doses, while the administration of the additional dose requires an appointment, while in La Louvière, this is the case for the additional dose for people aged 60 and over and for first doses.

In Court Saint-Etienne, this service is offered every day from 9:00 to 18:30. In Liège City, people can walk in between 13:00 and 17:00, except on Mondays and Saturdays, while at the Fleurus vaccination centre, this is possible from 8:30 until 18:30, except on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the month of January.

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In Dinant, vaccination without an appointment is possible on Saturday until 18:30 and in Walcourt until 22 January. A full list of when and where the walk-in appointments are possible is published on the www.jemevaccine.be website

In Flanders, there will be a second chance for all people who missed their booster shot appointment from 17 January, the Agency for Care and Health announced.

Specifically, some 313,00 people in the region (9.73%) did not attend their appointment. The 13,765 people (0.32%) who explicitly refused their booster are also eligible for a second chance, but they have to contact their vaccination centre themselves.


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