Woman receives COVID-19 vaccination

People born in 1953 and 1954 will receive an invitation for COVID-19 vaccination this week. Starting today, people born in 1953 and 1954 can schedule an appointment by using their DigiD to log into the online portal at www.coronavaccinatie-afspraak.nl. People born in 1955 will receive an invitation from RIVM next week Wednesday and Thursday. In total, this involves more than 600,000 people. In the next few weeks, they can make an appointment for vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine via the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). By now, the GGD has opened more than 100 vaccination sites.

People born in 1955, 1954 and 1953 who are living in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Noord-Holland and Zeeland may also be contacted by their GP and offered a vaccination. This may happen if the GP has supplies of the vaccine (AstraZeneca) left over after vaccinating people born in 1956 to 1960. This group may decide for themselves whether they accept the invitation from their GP or are vaccinated by the GGD. GP practices in the other provinces are not expected to have vaccines left over.

People born between 1956 and 1960 will be vaccinated by the GP. Older people living at home who are unable to travel will also be vaccinated by the GP in their own home. These people will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

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 Government.nl.