Preparing COVID-19 vaccination

As of today, people born in 1976 can schedule an appointment online via for vaccination by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). At that appointment, they will receive the Janssen vaccine. They will receive the invitation letter for COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday 2 June, and can then also schedule an appointment by telephone. In total, there are 205,000 people who were born in 1976.

Why will this age group receive the Janssen vaccine?

The choice of who gets which vaccine is based on the advice of the Health Council, the availability of vaccines and the size of a group or birth year. Giving it to people born in specific years enables us to deploy the vaccines available in the Netherlands as effectively and efficiently as possible. By doing so, we give protection against COVID-19 to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. The Netherlands has been vaccinating with the American-Dutch vaccine made by Janssen since April.

Two invitations

People may receive more than one invitation. People who have already been vaccinated are removed from the invitation lists wherever possible, but this is not possible for everyone, for example if the vaccination data has not (yet) been received by RIVM. People who have already been vaccinated can throw away the additional invitation. 

By now, the GGDs have opened 136 vaccination sites where people can go to get vaccinated.

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