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All the information about the vaccination against coronavirus

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The first corona vaccinations of the autumn round 2023 will be administered from October 2, 2023.

The corona vaccination is available this autumn for everyone who is at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from corona. Healthcare workers with direct patient and/or client contact and pregnant women can also get the corona vaccination.

With the corona vaccination you can boost your protection. This is important because the coronavirus is still there and can revive.

  • You can be vaccinated against the coronavirus in various places in the Netherlands. The confirmation email you receive will contain the address of the vaccination location where you can go. The vaccination locations are on or on the website of the GGD in your area. Actual opening days and times can be found on the websites of the regional GGDs.

    View the vaccination locations
  • If you are 60 years or older and your partner has received a letter with an appointment, you can go to this appointment at the GGD together with your partner. You do not have to schedule an additional appointment yourself.

    Has your partner received a letter without an appointment? And does your partner also belong to the target group? Then you can also make an appointment for your partner on the same day and location (the time does not matter). You then get the corona vaccination together.

  • You can get a corona vaccination up until the end of December 2023. Corona vaccinations will still be available for pregnant women in 2024.

  • A corona infection strengthens your resistance against the virus. Your resistance against the virus is probably well maintained. A corona vaccination then provides little or no extra protection. But if you do get the corona vaccination, it won't do any harm. If you have any questions about your medical situation, please consult your treating doctor.

  • Are you 60 or older?

    Wait for the letter you will receive from the RIVM.

    Are you between 18 and 59 years old and do you receive an annual invitation for the flu shot, or are you pregnant or are you a healthcare worker?

    Make an appointment from mid-October. This can be done easily and 24 hours a day via Or you call 0800-7070 during office hours if you do not have a DigiD or want to make an appointment for a child.

  • Not everyone can get a coronavirus vaccination.

    You can have a coronavirus vaccination if:

    • You are 60 years of age or older;
    • You are between 18 and 59 years of age and you receive an annual invitation for the flu vaccination because you suffer from a disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or lung disease;
    • You are an adult or child with a high risk for medical reasons (due to a severe immune disorder, for example);
    • You are pregnant;
    • You work in the healthcare sector and you have direct contact with patients and/or clients.

    You might also have a vulnerable family member. For example, your partner or flatmate might be more susceptible to COVID-19, or you might be an informal caregiver. You can get a coronavirus vaccination to protect a vulnerable person close to you.

    Can I get the corona vaccination?
  • Children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years with a medically high risk of becoming seriously ill from the coronavirus can receive the corona vaccination. On the advice of their medical specialist, they can get the vaccination at the GGD.

    The parents/guardians of children do not receive an invitation from the RIVM. They can make an appointment for their child themselves. This is not possible online, but via 0800-7070.

    Children who do not belong to the target groups of the autumn round but still need a corona vaccination because of a family member with vulnerable health or on the advice of a treating doctor, can also make an appointment from mid-October via 0800-7070.

  • It is not necessary for everyone in the Netherlands to get a coronavirus vaccination. Our population has built up a broad protection against COVID-19 through vaccination, previous coronavirus infections or a combination of the two. In addition, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to make people ill than earlier variants of the virus.

  • Yes, that's possible.

    Informal caregivers who are over 60 years old will receive an invitation letter for the corona vaccination this fall.

    Informal caregivers aged 18 to 59 who are invited annually for the flu shot can make an appointment themselves from mid-October.

    This also applies to informal caregivers who do not belong to these groups but still want to be vaccinated to protect the vulnerable people they care for. Or if a treating doctor advises to get a corona vaccination.

    Can I get the corona vaccination?
  • As of October 2, the corona vaccination will be given with the most currently available vaccine. This XBB vaccine offers the best available protection against the current variants of the corona virus.

    More information
  • In some cases, getting the corona vaccination is also possible for people who don't belong to the target groups. For example, for people who have a family member with vulnerable health or on the advice of a treating physician. Read more information here.

    Can I get a vaccination?
  • You can get a coronavirus vaccination if you belong to one of the target groups. This applies even if you have not had a coronavirus vaccination before.

    Can I get the corona vaccination?
  • The corona vaccination is the same as the booster or repeat vaccination. You can get the corona vaccination this autumn, if you are in the target groups that are eligible for a corona vaccination.

  • You can also get the flu shot and the corona vaccination at the same time without any problems.

    The GGD gives the corona vaccination, the GP gives the flu shot. It is therefore not practically possible to receive the vaccinations at the same time. There is no objection to receiving the vaccinations at the same time or close together.

  • You can get the coronavirus vaccination if you are in one of the target groups and you had your last coronavirus vaccination more than three months ago. It’s a good idea to get the vaccination in the autumn to restore your previous level of protection. You can get a vaccination from the Municipal Public Health Services at any time up to the end of December.

    Can I get the corona vaccination?
  • Yes, that's possible. You don't have to worry if you don't know whether you have had corona. There is no harm in getting the corona vaccination even though you have had corona in the past 3 months. If you have not had corona in recent months, a corona vaccination will help to strengthen your resistance against the virus.

  • This is not yet possible at the moment. This will be possible again later this year. When this is possible again, information about this can be found on

  • If you make an appointment for the corona vaccination, you will be asked to complete the health questionnaire and bring it with you to the appointment. You will answer questions such as 'Have you ever fainted after a vaccination?' You will complete the questionnaire before going to the vaccination location and take it with you to the appointment.

    Download the health questionnaire here (PDF)
  • With a corona vaccination in autumn you will be better protected during the winter. Although the coronavirus can flare up all year round, the consequences of the disease are likely to be greater in the winter period.

    This is because there are also many other viruses circulating in winter, such as colds and flu. Viruses can spread better in the winter period. This is because viruses spread through talking, coughing or sneezing. In winter, windows and doors are closed more often and people often sit together in one room.

  • The Corona Dashboard shows which variants of the virus have been found in the Netherlands. There you will find the most recent information about the variants.

    View on the virus

    If a virus infects more people, it can change ever so slightly. It may be that a variant of the coronavirus is more contagious, makes people sicker or that vaccines are less effective. It is therefore important to keep a close eye on variants in the Netherlands.

    Go to the Corona Dashboard
  • The Coronadashboard shows how many people in the Netherlands have had a COVID-19 vaccination. This number changes every day. The proportion of people in the Netherlands who have been vaccinated is known as the ‘vaccination coverage’.

    Go to the coronadashboard

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