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.
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.
Vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine temporarily on hold
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) has decided to temporarily stop vaccinating with the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, effective immediately.
First invitations for people aged 75-79 years arriving Saturday
Starting tomorrow, the first people in the age group from 75-79 years will receive an invitation from RIVM for a COVID-19 vaccination. These people were born in the years from 1941 through 1946.