People born in 1939 or before invited for COVID-19 booster vaccination
As of today, people born in 1939 or before can schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 booster vaccination with the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs).
The first invitations to make an appointment for a COVID-19 booster vaccination will be received from 18 November on. The invitation is for people aged 80 years and older.
The chance that a fully vaccinated person with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 will be admitted to hospital is 17 times lower than for a non-vaccinated person. The chance of ICU admission for a fully vaccinated person is 33 times lower.
Vaccination protects against COVID-19, and also reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
4 in 5 COVID-19 patients in intensive care are not vaccinated against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
From 6 October on, a specific group of people with severely impaired immunity (immunocompromised patients) will receive their invitation for a third vaccination against COVID-19.
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.
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.
COVID-19 vaccines work well in preventing people from being admitted to hospital or ICU for COVID-19, according to a new analysis by RIVM.