RIVM, the collective Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) in collaboration with GGD GHOR, the NIVEL Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research and ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre have developed a new monitor: the Integrated Health Monitor
Vaccination coverage increases for second consecutive year, by 10% for HPV
The percentage of children receiving vaccinations from the National Immunisation Programme rose again last year. Another striking note is the 10% increase in HPV vaccination, rising to 63%.
Insight into hospital admissions for acute respiratory infections
In order to achieve an accurate overview of how often respiratory infections occur in the Netherlands, it is important to know how many patients are admitted to hospital with a respiratory infection.
Flu jab for additional groups
The flu jab is offered free of charge every year to people aged 60 years and older, and to people who are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the flu virus due to medical reasons
People who had one jab after having COVID-19 now included in vaccination coverage figures for full vaccination
Vaccination coverage in the Netherlands rose more sharply this week than in previous weeks, increasing to 81.7% among people aged 18 years and older and 79.0% among those aged 12 years and older.
Vaccination figures now available by municipality
RIVM is providing access to COVID-19 vaccination figures by municipality via open data as of today. The open data now includes vaccination turnout and coverage by municipality for three age groups.
New international project Inno4Vac targets faster vaccine development
Inno4vac, a new European interdisciplinary project was launched on 1 September. Inno4vac focuses on the design and application of new and highly advanced predictive models to allow a faster development and manufacturing of new vaccines.
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.
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.