News about COVID-19 and vaccination
More than 2.7 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the 2023 autumn round
In the 2023 autumn round, more than 2,731,000 people in the Netherlands received a COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination coverage for people over 60 is currently 50.5%. Vaccination coverage varies by age group and region. COVID-19 vaccination was available until 22 December 2023.
Booster vaccinations reduced risk of death from COVID-19 in 2022
Booster vaccinations reduced the risk of dying from COVID-19 in 2022. The risk of death from other causes was also lower for people who had a booster jab than for people without a booster jab. These findings are from research by RIVM.
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.
Vulnerable groups hit hardest by COVID-19 pandemic
A new RIVM study has shown that the COVID-19 pandemic intensified existing socio-economic differences. People on lower incomes visited test lanes less often during the pandemic, but were admitted to hospital and intensive care with COVID-19 more often.
RIVM modelling for COVID-19 reviewed by international experts
An international audit committee of scientific experts, commissioned by the RIVM Scientific Advisory Board, reviewed the institute’s COVID-19 data analytics and modelling work. These models and data formed a scientific basis for recommendations by the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) and others on COVID-19 control measures in the Netherlands.
Perceived health impact of COVID-19 pandemic differs widely among vulnerable people
The health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated measures is perceived very differently by vulnerable groups in society.