Five municipalities and Keolis set up shuttles to the vaccination centre

The vaccination campaign is starting to operate at full speed, and so five municipalities in the west of Belgium are also shifting up a gear. In order to make it as easy as possible for their residents to get vaccinated, Veurne, Nieuwpoort, De Panne, Koksijde and Alveringem are deploying shuttle buses with Keolis Belgium to the vaccination centre in Furnevent. From Friday 12 March onwards, all residents can COVID-proof themselves with a vaccine, including those who don’t have their own means of transport.

Keolis Furnevent Veurne

Shuttle to the vaccination centre

Residents wishing to use this service will be able to board a Keolis bus at three stops in the area, starting from 12 March. These stops are easily accessible and are located at Koksijde, Veurne railway station and AZ West. The transport will be evaluated on a regular basis and adjusted if necessary. Now everyone visit the vaccination centre for free and without hassle. After the residents receive their vaccine, they then are dropped off at the bus stop. 

Safety on board is guaranteed, with everyone on the bus being required to wear a face mask. Disinfectant hand gel is also available, and Keolis also ensures that the buses are disinfected between each trip. Seats are kept vacant during the ride so that people can keep their distance.

Hanne Deschacht, operations manager at Keolis Jabbeke, is pleased with this cooperation: "Thanks to the measures we have been taking for several months, we can guarantee a safe journey to the vaccination centre. We’re happy to contribute to the vaccination campaign by providing transport for those who want it. We also introduced the driver to the functioning of the vaccination centre to ensure that the cooperation runs smoothly."