Number of tuberculosis patients in the Netherlands decreased slightly in 2022 compared to 2021
NIPT available as standard option for all pregnant women from 1 April
From 1 April 2023, the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) will be available to all pregnant women. They do not have to take part in a scientific study for this.
COVID-19 vaccine uptake related to neighbourhood demographics
COVID-19 vaccine uptake was lower in neighbourhoods that had proportionately higher percentages of residents from a non-Western migration background and residents who were more likely to vote for right-wing Christian and right-wing conservative political parties.
Vaccination coverage for autumn round: Downward trend in Health & Welfare sector continues – 69% of nationwide medical high-risk groups were vaccinated
At the start of the autumn round, from mid-September 2022, the first group to be offered a repeat vaccination against COVID-19 was people with an elevated risk of a severe course of illness and care workers who have contact with patients and/or clients
Annual report ‘Tuberculosis in the Netherlands’ for 2021: slight increase in number of TB patients
COVID-19 vaccination estimated to have prevented about 88 thousand hospital admissions in just over one year
The COVID-19 vaccinations prevented many hospital admissions in the Netherlands.
Cancer screening programmes now more accessible to transgender and intersex persons
First vaccination figures for autumn round of COVID-19 repeat vaccination
From this week on, RIVM will start posting updates on vaccination figures for the autumn round of the repeat vaccination against COVID-19. The autumn round started last week, on 19 September 2022.
Repeat vaccination against COVID-19: risk groups first, then everyone 12 and up
The first invitations for a repeat vaccination against COVID-19 will be received by people in the Netherlands on 13 September 2022. RIVM will invite the oldest people first, and will then send an invitation to everyone aged 60 years and older.