COVID FAQ

How do I get a covid vaccine booster?

At the moment covid booster vaccines are reserved for high-risk patients:
· immunodeficiency

· chronic kidney failure requiring dialysis

· inflammatory diseases treated with immunosuppressants

· blood cancers or other malignant tumours which are or have been the subject of active treatment in the past 3 years

· patients undergoing pre-transplantation, stem cell transplantation and organ transplantation

· HIV-positive patients whose CD4 cell count is less than 200 per mm³ of blood

You can see if you are on the list of eligible patients by logging in to www.myhealthviewer.be or https://www.masante.belgique.be.

If you cannot log in or do not appear as activated for the booster (and if you belong to any of the above categories) please contact us and we will ensure that you are added to the list of eligible patients.

You will receive an invitation to be vaccinated at one of the dedicated vaccination centres.

Where I can find more information on covid vaccination?

For the most up to date information available see the following website:
www.info-coronavirus.be/en/vaccination

What are the symptoms of covid?

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Watery diarrhoea
  • Acute confusion
  • Unexplained fall

What are the risk factors for covid?

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Severe heart, lung, liver or kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression
  • Cancer
  • According to currently available data, the disease is mild in children, even in very young children less than one year. Pregnant women do not appear to be at increased risk compared to the general population

What do I do if I have symptoms that I think could be due to covid?

Book telephone consultation via our website and stay at home until you have further advice.

What do I do if I have had close contact with a case?

Normally you will be informed by the Belgian contact tracing system and advised on further steps. If you are concerned about possible close contact and wish to have further advice, please book a telephone consultation.

Can I be tested in your centre?

Testing in our centre is only for patients who have no symptoms and need a test for travel. The provision of this service is dependent on availability of doctors which can vary due to the covid situation. Please email info@berlaymonthealth.eu for further information.

Where can I be tested if I have symptoms or have had close contact with a case?

In these cases, you will require a referral from a GP. Please book a telephone consultation during which we will assess you and if appropriate issue a prescription for the test or arrange for hospital care.

How can I check my results?

You can check your results on the central database by using your eID or itsme:
http://docs.toubipbip.be/docs/33eb070ffe9168a0.pdf

Where can I find further information?