Anyone born in 2008 can now make an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination
Anyone born in 2008 can now register for an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19 either online or by calling the national hotline (0800-70 70), Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced on Twitter on Saturday.
People in this age group do not have to wait for their official vaccination invitation to arrive in the mail before arranging for their vaccine jabs.
They will receive the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, the only Covid vaccine approved for use in the Netherlands by people between the ages of 12 and 17.
Minors aged 16 and older can decide for themselves if they want to be vaccinated. Adolescents younger than 16 require the approval of their guardian to receive the shot. Vaccinations are encouraged, but not compulsory.
The government aims to give all young people 12 and older the chance to receive at least their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine before the start of the new school year.
An approved form of identification, the appointment confirmation and a completed health survey are required for vaccination. The survey is usually included in the official paper invitation, and is also available online and at the location where the jab will be given.
In the Netherlands, there have been around 17.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered since the start of the vaccination campaign.
Iedereen uit 2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣8️⃣ mag vandaag een vaccinatie-afspraak maken.— Hugo de Jonge (@hugodejonge) July 10, 2021
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