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Travel: vaccinations

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If you are planning to travel to certain destinations outside Europe, your travel agent might have told you that you need to get vaccinated against certain diseases. But chances are, there was no mention as to where to go…

So, here it is: There are a couple of specialized travel clinics in Brussels. I would recommend going to the one on Rue des Alexiens 13, in the St. Pierre Hospital (CHU Saint-Pierre – Site Cesar de Pape). The clinic is clean and the service is surprisingly quick and efficient (at least if you go with an appointment, which I would recommend. Drop-ins are allowed, but you might have to wait quite long).

At the clinic, you first speak to a doctor to determine which shots you need and immediately after, you get vaccinated (well, after paying, that is) so you can get everything done in a single visit (unless you are getting vaccinated for HepA or B, as several doses are required for those). The number to make an appointment is 02/ 535 33 43.

It is best if you take your vaccination history with you and if you want to do some extra research on what you might need to get vaccinated against, you can check on this site. (It also lists addresses of other vaccination centers).

Keep in mind the protective effect of some vaccines does not start until several weeks after the shot is administered, so plan ahead!


Author: bxlblog

It started out with just one person years ago, but now we have a team of bloggers giving input and/or writing about food, travel, and generally life in Brussels, and even life in Brussels with a baby in the team's newest blog.

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