Vaccinations protect against disease
Protect yourself and your children against serious diseases (polio, tetanus, measles) and get vaccinated. The most important vaccines are free in Belgium. Children receive vaccinations at school or in a health clinic.
What does a vaccine do?
A vaccine is administered by injection and contains small quantities of a bacteria or virus. These quantities are rendered harmless. So you can no longer get sick from them. Your body recognises these bacteria and viruses and produces antibodies.
If you come into contact with someone who has the virus or disease, your body will protect you immediately and you will not get sick.