As of this evening, people born in 1965 can schedule an appointment online via for vaccination by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). At that appointment, they will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. They will receive the invitation letter for COVID-19 vaccination on 19 and 20 May. This involves about 250,000 people. 

People may receive more than one invitation. For example, they could be invited now based on the year when they were born, but may sometimes already have been invited via a different route, for example because they work in healthcare. People who have already been vaccinated can disregard the second invitation. By now, the GGDs have opened 127 vaccination sites where people can go to get vaccinated.

Schedule for the vaccination campaign

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