Getting vaccinated against COVID-19: how does it work?
Everyone over 18 will be invited to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Once you have received your invitation letter by post, you can contact your vaccination centre (municipal health service (GGD), family doctor or hospital). They will ask you a few questions about your health, and then arrange an appointment for your jab(s).
Vaccination offers protection
In the first place, vaccination protects you, but ultimately it also protects your family, friends and vulnerable people around you. The more people who get vaccinated, the harder it will be for the virus to spread. Then the government can scale down the coronavirus restrictions and we’ll get more and more of our freedom back.
Vaccination is voluntary
Whether or not you get vaccinated is your choice. In other words, vaccination is not compulsory. Make sure that you’re well-informed, so you can make the right choice.
Good to know:
- Vaccination is free.
- You get the jab in your upper arm.
Some people don’t want to be vaccinated, either because of their beliefs or because they’re worried about side effects. If you have questions about your own specific situation, discuss them with your doctor.