Yes, children from Ukraine can be vaccinated against diseases such as polio, measles and rubella under the Netherlands’ national immunisation programme. The programme covers all children in the Netherlands. Adults and children 5 and older can also be vaccinated against COVID-19. These vaccines are free for everyone in the Netherlands, including refugees from Ukraine.
Children from Ukraine can be vaccinated against diseases such as polio, measles and rubella under the Netherlands’ national immunisation programme. They do not need an appointment to get these vaccines. Parents or guardians will receive a letter inviting them to get their child vaccinated.
In general, without formal proof of vaccination from another country it is not possible to get Dutch proof of vaccination. Exceptions are sometimes made, however, for refugees from Ukraine. For example, if they have a photo of their proof of vaccination or an email confirming they have been vaccinated. Anyone who cannot prove that they have been vaccinated can decide, in consultation with a doctor, whether to get vaccinated again.
People who need help dealing with psychosocial problems and trauma should first contact a family doctor. If needed, the municipality can help them with this.