Home vaccination starts next week for people unable to travel
Starting next week, eligible people who are not mobile enough to come to a vaccination site will be vaccinated at home. The GP will vaccinate them using the AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccines will be delivered in phases per province.
Largest drop in number of tuberculosis cases in the Netherlands in fifty years
Last year, the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands fell sharply. The 17% drop is the largest in fifty years. In 2020, 623 cases were notified compared to 754 in 2019.
Situation growing worse in the Netherlands
In the week from 17 to 23 March, 46,005 people received a positive test result for COVID-19, an increase of 16% compared to the week before that. The reproduction number continued to rise, from 1.06 on 1 March to 1.11 on 8 March.
Method for safe and sustainable recycling of waste
The method developed by RIVM to assess whether waste treatment is sufficiently safe and sustainable, can contribute to the European ambitions for a safe and more circular economy.
The 2020 Nitrate Report: nitrate levels in the water on farms on the rise again since 2017
More nitrogen and phosphorus have been ending up in the soil on farms since 2015. As a result, nitrate concentrations have been rising since 2017 in leachates and ditch water from those farms.
Vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine will start again
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) has decided to resume vaccinating with the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca within the near future.
Effects of COVID-19 vaccination increasingly visible among nursing home residents
The downward trend in infections among nursing home residents in the Netherlands is continuing.
Medical high-risk groups invited for vaccination starting this week
Five groups of patients with specific medical risks will receive an invitation for COVID-19 vaccination this week or next week. It involves four groups of patients with impaired immune systems.