Vaccination reduces transmission to unvaccinated household members by 63% for Delta variant
Vaccination protects against COVID-19, and also reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
4 in 5 COVID-19 patients in ICU are not vaccinated
4 in 5 COVID-19 patients in intensive care are not vaccinated against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Specific group of patients with impaired immunity invited in October for third COVID-19 vaccination
From 6 October on, a specific group of people with severely impaired immunity (immunocompromised patients) will receive their invitation for a third vaccination against COVID-19.
People who had one jab after having COVID-19 now included in vaccination coverage figures for full vaccination
Vaccination coverage in the Netherlands rose more sharply this week than in previous weeks, increasing to 81.7% among people aged 18 years and older and 79.0% among those aged 12 years and older.
Vaccination figures now available by municipality
RIVM is providing access to COVID-19 vaccination figures by municipality via open data as of today. The open data now includes vaccination turnout and coverage by municipality for three age groups.
Vaccines very effective against hospital and ICU admissions, also for Delta variant
COVID-19 vaccines work well in preventing people from being admitted to hospital or ICU for COVID-19, according to a new analysis by RIVM.
COVID-19 vaccination reduces transmission
Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces the transmission of the virus from one person to another. This is apparent from RIVM research using data from source and contact tracing by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs).
Nearly 85% of people aged 18 and over have had at least one vaccination
The RIVM vaccination update this week has been expanded to include three maps of the Netherlands. For the first time, it is now possible to see vaccination turnout by municipality for everyone aged 18 years and over.
Vaccination turnout for people aged 25-44: 66% vaccinated at least once
The 26th RIVM vaccination update now shows vaccination turnout for people aged 25-44 years by municipality. This involves people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
Heterologous vaccination from 16 July on
Following an advisory report by the Health Council, Minister De Jonge decided on 6 July 2021, effective as of 16 July, that people who had received one vaccination with AstraZeneca could opt for the Pfizer/BioNTech for their second jab.