Preparing a COVID-19 vaccine

Starting tomorrow, the first people in the age group from 75-79 years will receive an invitation from RIVM for a COVID-19 vaccination. These people were born in the years from 1941 through 1946. After receiving the letter, they can make an appointment for vaccination via the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). In total, this involves about 812,000 people. They will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.  

The invitations for this target group will be sent over the course of the next two weeks. They will be invited in order from old to young. The GGD has now opened more than 60 locations where people can go to get vaccinated. 
Vaccination strategy

The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) determines the order in which groups are vaccinated. 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