The vaccination strategy in the Netherlands
Vaccination of many inhabitants of the Netherlands will help to get the virus under control. The Dutch government has set up a vaccination strategy that will ultimately lead to less measures and more freedom.
The current corona measures will stay in place until further notice, even when you’re vaccinated!
Aged 18-59 years?
Most of our clients are between 18 and 59 years. Do you fall under this age group? And do you work in another sector than healthcare? Vaccinations will start in May 2021. You can find the schedule of when people who do not work in healthcare will get vaccinated here.
The actual execution of the vaccination strategy depends upon the supply of vaccines.
What must I do to get vaccinated?
The only thing that you have to do is to make sure you’re registered at your municipality. You will automatically receive an invitation. Upon receipt of the invitation you can make your vaccination appointment by telephone.
Where will I be vaccinated?
Most likely you will be vaccinated in one of the large vaccination centres, led by the GGD, the municipal health service. It may also be that your family doctor will vaccinate you and your possible family members aged 18 and above.
Which vaccine will I get?
The Dutch goverment has decided which groups will get which vaccine. Healthy people aged 18 -59 years will get AstraZeneca or another vaccine that is suitable for this group, depending on supply.
Is vaccination in the Netherlands mandatory?
No, it’s not. You can make your own choice if you want to be vaccinated or not. But there may be situations in which you will have to prove that you do not suffer from covid-19. You can do this either by a (recent) negative test or by a proof of vaccination. This document is in development at the moment.
I will arrive in the Netherlands after May, what now?
Perhaps you already got vaccinated in the country where you reside now. If not, we will provide you with actual information in due time.