COVID-19, also known as Covid or corona, is the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It is still present in the Netherlands. Information about the virus, the COVID-19 vaccinations and the latest figures is available on these pages. 


Coronavirus in kleur

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Read more about the virus, the disease, and its symptoms.

COVID-19 vaccination

If you have a higher risk of serious illness due to COVID-19, you can get vaccinated. Read about COVID-19 vaccination and who is eligible.


Oudere man krijgt vaccinatieprik

Detailed information about implementation of the COVID-19 vaccinations is available for professionals. (More details in Dutch.)

Facts and figures

RIVM will continue monitoring the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Read more about the current COVID-19 figures.


An overview of all the ongoing and concluded research at RIVM related to COVID-19 and the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.


Information on why vaccination data is registered and how your privacy is ensured.

News about COVID-19 and vaccination

Air pollution increases risk of infection and severity of illness from COVID-19

People who live in areas with poor air quality are more likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, the symptoms of COVID-19 are more severe, leading to more hospitalisations and deaths. This is the outcome of a study conducted by RIVM, Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Municipal Public Health Services and Medical Assistance in Accidents and Disasters.
03-04-2024 | 14:00

COVID-19 pandemic made me miss out on a key stage of my life, young people claim

Young people aged 12–25 feel that the COVID-19 pandemic made them miss out on a key stage of their lives. They have indicated that important milestones, such as graduation ceremonies or the start of student life, passed them by. This is evident from the latest quarterly study conducted by the Network for Health Research in Disasters.
07-12-2023 | 14:40
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Other coronaviruses

Coronaviruses mostly affect the respiratory system (nose, mouth and airways).
Besides SARS-CoV-2, other examples of coronaviruses are Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV1).