National immunisation coverage has increased for the first time in five years, for almost all vaccinations. For children born in 2017, vaccination coverage against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) increased by 0.7% to 93.6%.
Article in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on RIVM research into Maternal pertussis vaccination
Scientific journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published an article on RIVM research conducted into pertussis vaccination for pregnant women.
Slightly fewer adult smokers
In 2018, 22.4 per cent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers.
Vaccination against meningococcal disease starts for teens aged 14 to 18
This spring, about 860,000 young people in the Netherlands will receive an invitation for a vaccination against meningococcal disease.