Are vaccination centers easily accessible by public transportation?

A colored map to let you know in how much time you get to a vaccination center in Brussels.

On Monday, 10 vaccination centers will be open in Brussels. How long does it take to reach them by public transport? The answer in a map.

As of this Monday, March 22, 10 vaccination centers in the Brussels Region will be open. They will all be accessible from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Heysel center will also be open on Saturday.

Carte des 10 centres de vaccination de la Région de Bruxelles.

The location of the 10 vaccination centers:

Since February 2, the Pachéco testing and vaccination center has opened its doors. This was followed by the opening of the Heysel center on February 16.

Since March 15, four new vaccination centers in Molenbeek, Schaerbeek, Forest and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre have opened their doors to the public.

From Monday 22nd of March, it will also be possible to go to the vaccination centers in Anderlecht, Uccle and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert.

The opening of the vaccination center at the military hospital of Neder-Over-Heembeek is on stand-by, following delays in the delivery of vaccines in Belgium.

Let’s note that in Brussels, it is possible to change the center appointed to you by phone, if the one written on the convocation does not suit you. So you might as well choose the one closest to your home.

The selection of these centers was made by politicians, based on their accessibility and size, in order to be able to quickly vaccinate a maximum of people. But what is the reality, when you have to rely on public transport to get there?

How many people can get to a vaccination center in 15 minutes?

On our map, each dot represents a vaccination center; the coloured area represents its accessibility within 15 minutes by using public transportations only.

As one may observe, in 15 minutes, not so many people seems to be able to reach the vaccination centers. But, in fact those areas are part of the most densily populated neighbourhoods in Brussels.
On the other hand, on the Etterbeek side, Auderghem or Watermael-Boitsfort, few people will be able to reach the vaccination center in less than 15 minutes. Same observation when we look at Forest, Ixelle or Jette.

In 30 minutes, almost everyone can get to a vaccination center