Coronavirus vaccination campaign in the Netherlands

The Dutch government wants to make sure that coronavirus vaccination is available for everyone in the Netherlands who wishes to be vaccinated. By staying up to date with your vaccinations, you can protect yourself and people in at-risk groups.  

Protecting people in at-risk groups remains important

The Netherlands is up and running once again. But coronavirus has not gone away. It is still important that everyone takes steps to protect themselves and at-risk groups by staying up to date with their coronavirus vaccinations. This helps protect against serious illness and death from COVID-19.  

Coronavirus vaccination available to everyone

The Dutch government believes that coronavirus vaccination must be available to everyone in the Netherlands who wishes to be vaccinated. People who are unsure about getting vaccinated can get answers to their questions, to help them make their choice. The government is also preparing for surges of existing or new coronavirus variants. And making sure that vaccines are available for everyone who needs one. Find out more about coronavirus vaccines and how to get one

Autumn 2022 vaccination campaign

This autumn everyone aged 12 and over will be able to boost their protection against coronavirus with an updated vaccine. People with a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 and health workers have priority. From 19 September they will receive a personal invitation to get a repeat dose. After that, everyone else aged 12 and over can get a repeat dose too. You can get the jab at least 3 months after your last vaccination or 3 months after a coronavirus infection.

Read more about  coronavirus repeat vaccination.

Monitoring coronavirus

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is closely monitoring the virus and any new variants. Experts look at a number of things, including: 

  • the number of virus particles found in wastewater
  • the number of people with symptoms (reported through the Infectieradar website)
  • the number of people who've been vaccinated
  • the level of protection offered by vaccines
  • the situation in hospitals and care homes 
  • the situation in other countries.

RIVM analyses all this data and publishes weekly updates on the coronavirus situation on its website. If, in the future, the situation requires it, another round of vaccinations may be arranged. At the start of a new campaign, the municipal health service (GGD) can administer 300,000 doses a week. And over a period of 6 weeks it can scale this up to 1.5 million doses a week. If a very contagious or dangerous variant of the virus emerges, the GGD will work with other parties to vaccinate people even more quickly.

Watch the video on how the government is preparing for a new coronavirus surge (in Dutch).