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All the information about the vaccination against coronavirus

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Until the 22nd December of 2023, people aged 60 and older, adults who receive the annual flu shot and healthcare workers can get the corona vaccination. The corona vaccination remains available for pregnant women and people referred by a doctor.

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  • No, but if you do get the corona vaccination, it won't do any harm.

    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.

    If you have any questions about your medical situation, please consult your treating doctor.

  • Only people over the age of 60 will receive an invitation letter from the RIVM for the corona vaccination and can also get a vaccination without the letter.

    You don't get an invitation letter if you:

    • are between the ages of 18 and 59 and invited annually for a flu shot
    • are pregnant
    • are working in healthcare sector
    • have a medical high risk
    • are staying in a (health care) institution and you will receive your invitation there
    • Are you both 60 years or older and have you received letters with an appointment? Then you can go together without making an additional appointment.
    • Do you both belong to the target groups, but did the one of you receive a letter without an appointment? Then you both need to make an appointment on the same day and location. The time doesn't matter.
  • There is no objection to receiving the vaccinations at the same time or close together.

    But because the GGD gives the corona vaccination and the GP gives the flu shot, it is not possible in practice to receive the vaccinations at the same time.

  • If it is possible to visit a certain vaccinatrion location without an appointment, you can read this on the website of your regional GGD.

    GGD locations per province
  • When you make an appointment, you will be asked to complete the health questionnaire and bring it with you to the appointment.

    Download the health questionnaire (PDF)
  • Who can get the vaccination?

  • The autumn round is intended to protect people who are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from corona during the period when many viruses are circulating.

    By getting the corona vaccination in the autumn, you ensure that your immune system is up to standard again in the winter. It is expected to provide you with the most health benefits.

    People who are referred by a doctor can also receive the corona vaccination after the autumn round. The corona vaccination will also be available for pregnant women after December 2023.

  • 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 (pediatric)doctor, they can get the vaccination at the GGD. They will also receive the updated XBB vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer.

    The parents/guardians of children do not receive an invitation from the RIVM. They consult with their (pediatric) doctor about the corona vaccination and how they can make an appointment for their child themselves.

    Children who do not belong to the above target group but still need a corona vaccination because of a family member with vulnerable health, can make an appointment via 0800-7040 .

  • 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.

  • You can get the 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 shot;
    • You are an adult or child with a high risk for medical reasons;
    • You are pregnant;
    • You work in the healthcare sector and you have direct contact with patients and/or clients.

    Sometimes you can also get the vaccination if you do not belong to these target groups. If you have a family member with vulnerable health or on the advice of a treating physician.

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