Dutch Health Minister gets Covid-19 vaccine
Hugo de Jonge, the caretaker Dutch Minister of Public Health, received his Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, he said on Twitter. He waited until his year of birth - 1977 - was invited to schedule an appointment with municipal health service GGD.
"Thanks to science, thanks to all those people who work day in and day out to make the vaccination operation a success. Kudos to all those fantastic people at GGD. Shot by shot we are working our way out of the crisis. So much to be thankful for," De Jonge tweeted along with a picture of him getting the shot.
Vaccination appointments opened up for people born in 1977 and 1978 last week. The Dutch Covid-19 vaccination program has been expanding to younger people almost daily. On Thursday, people born in 1982 were invited to book their appointments.
The 10 millionth Covid-19 vaccine was given in the Netherlands on Thursday, De Jonge said. The RIVM estimates that 9,934,313 shots were administered through the end of Wednesday.