Luxembourg's Ministry of State and the Ministry of Health have announced that the waiting time for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots is being reduced to three months; booster shots will also be offered to children aged 12 and over.

Due to the current wave of COVID-19 infections and the threat of the Omicron variant, the Government Council decided on Friday to reduce the waiting time for booster shots to three months after a two-dose mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) and a “mix and match” vaccine scheme (first dose of AstraZeneca followed by second dose of mRNA vaccine) and to offer booster shots to children aged 12 and over.

The following intervals must be respected for a booster shot:

  • from 10 January 2022, three months after a complete two-dose mRNA vaccine and a “mix and match” vaccine scheme;
  • from 10 January 2022, three months after a complete two-dose AstraZeneca vaccine;
  • a mRNA vaccine booster dose one month after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

People who have tested positive for COVID-19 can receive their booster shot one month after their positive PCR test.

Those concerned will receive an invitation from the Luxembourg government by post to get vaccinated, with details on making an appointment in one of the country's five vaccination centres or with their GP.

The authorities recalled that Luxembourg residents who received their initial vaccination abroad are able to get their booster shot at one of the vaccination centres without an appointment.

The list of vaccination centres and GPs participating in the vaccination campaign is available on the website