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Vaccination.

Certain individuals are at increased risk for serious illness from influenza or COVID-19. To protect themselves against this, it is best to get vaccinated.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for the following groups:

  • Individuals aged 65 and older

  • People who reside in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes

  • Individuals with certain underlying health conditions

    • Respiratory conditions

    • Liver conditions

    • Metabolic conditions such as diabetes type 1 and 2

    • Heart conditions

    • Neurological conditions and severe mental health disorders such as dementia

    • Certain rare diseases (including Down syndrome)

  • All individuals with immune disorders and their family members

  • Pregnant women

  • Individuals with obesity (BMI > 40)

  • All individuals working in the healthcare sector, both in and outside healthcare facilities

  • People living with infants under 6 months of age whose mother was not vaccinated during pregnancy

More information can be found at: https://www.laatjevaccineren.be/voor-wie-is-vaccinatie-tegen-covid-en-griep-aanbevolen.

During the month of November, you can make an appointment:

  1. At your pharmacy:

    • Check which pharmacists offer vaccinations at www.apotheek.be.

    • Or contact your own pharmacist.

  2. At your general practitioner (GP):

What do you need to bring with you?

  • Your influenza vaccine: You can purchase this without a prescription at the pharmacy. The groups mentioned above are eligible for a discount on the vaccine purchase.

  • Wear comfortable clothing.

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