Starting today, care workers in the district nursing sector can make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination through the national GGD call centre. They will receive an invitation through their employers. The invitation applies to care workers who have direct contact with clients. This involves about 80,000 people. They will be invited in groups to avoid having everyone contact the GGD call centre at the same time.

Care workers in district nursing will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. People aged 65 and older and people who have specific medical conditions will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Vaccination strategy

The order in which groups are vaccinated is determined by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). The advisory reports of the Health Council of the Netherlands are used as guidance. The start date for vaccination of the various target groups depends on vaccine availability. For the latest order of vaccination, please visit