RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   is coordinating the implementation of the coronavirus vaccinations.

What is RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment doing?

  • Informing doctors about the administration of vaccines
  • Providing safe storage locations and arranging transport and distribution
  • Developing a national registration system

In this context, RIVM is of course working with transporters and organisations in the healthcare sector, as well as other parties. More information for implementers involved in the COVID-19 vaccination.

Who will be vaccinated first?

The Health Council of the Netherlands has provided its advisory opinion on which people to vaccinate first.  Care workers in nursing homes and small-scale residential facilities received the first COVID-19 vaccinations in the Netherlands on 6 January according to the vaccination strategy of the Dutch Government.


Vaccination strategy of the Dutch Government (in Dutch)


Infographic about the vaccination against COVID-19

Infographic about the COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccine development and assessment

The Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG-MEB) assesses the efficacy of the vaccine: is the vaccine good quality and is it safe? The CBG-MEB website has more information about vaccine development and the types of vaccines (in Dutch).