Four months after the launch of the vaccination campaign, at least 87% of people over 65 in the Netherlands have been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least once. RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment has observed a relatively lower turnout in municipalities in the Dutch ‘Bible belt’ and in a number of large cities.
The reported turnout is based on the number of over-65s that have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This includes vaccinations by all those implementing the programme: Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs), general practitioners, institutions and hospitals.*
More than 2.9 million people over 65 have been vaccinated. This number of vaccinated people is based on figures from CIMS, the national vaccination registry, for vaccinated people who have consented to share their data with RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment . These figures have been supplemented by anonymised data on all people vaccinated by the GGD. Since the vaccination data from other vaccinators has not yet been fully imported into CIMS, and not everyone gives permission for their data to be registered in CIMS, the actual turnout is likely to be even higher.
As of next week, data on vaccination turnout for each municipality will be included in the RIVM weekly update on vaccination figures.
* Figures reported in the 114th OMT advisory report only include vaccinations given by the GGD to people over 65 living at home.
Turnout (%) of people over 65 for at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, by municipality