Dutch people are eating and drinking more healthily. We know this because of RIVM’s new Dutch National Food Consumption Survey (Voedselconsumptiepeiling, VCP). Dutch people are eating more plant products, like fruit and vegetables, unsalted nuts and legumes.
Provisional figures on participation in the National Immunisation Programme
According to RIVM’s registration system, at least 90% of babies have been vaccinated against mumps, measles and rubella (MMR).
Side effect reports National Immunisation Programme 2021
Last year, the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb received 1,462 reports of possible side effects from vaccines administered under the National Immunisation Programme. As was the case in previous years, no new, disconcerting side effects have
Participation in National Immunisation Programme shows slight decrease
Participation in the National Immunisation Programme has fallen slightly, showing a decrease of 1 to 2 percentage points.
New criteria for amount of salt, sugar and saturated fat in foods
The National Approach to Product Improvement (Nationale Aanpak Productverbetering, in Dutch NAPV) is set to start this year.
RIVM expands HPV vaccination programme: girls and boys protected from six types of cancer with one vaccine
Now not only girls, but also boys will have the opportunity to protect themselves from cancer caused by HPV.
New: NEVO online 2021
RIVM published a new online edition of the Dutch food composition database (NEVO).
Estimated costs of foodborne infections 140 million euros lower in 2020
In 2020, the estimated costs of foodborne infections in the Netherlands were 140 million euros lower than in the preceding year. This corresponds to a 30% decrease.
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%.