Wednesday May 5, 2021 – 7:43
People with a medical condition who are eligible for the annual flu shot will be invited in phases to get a coronavirus vaccine starting Thursday, May 6. These are the people born between 1961 and 2003. This group will receive an invitation in the coming weeks.
The invitation contains a specific code to make an appointment with the GGD Municipal Health Service. This can be done online via www.coronavaccinatie-afspraak.nl Or over the phone, via a special phone number. This group receives the GGD vaccine from BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna. It is estimated that 1.5 million people can make an appointment after receiving an invitation.
General practitioners have selected patients in their clinic who would normally be eligible for influenza vaccination. They have an additional risk of contracting illness from COVID-19. As of May 6, people from this group will receive approximately 175,000 invitations at a time. Most of this group can schedule an appointment with GGD within 2 to 3 weeks. People are welcome all over the country. The invitation is personal and not transferable. It is only possible to make an appointment at GGD after receiving the letter containing the code. It is very important to bring the personal invitation to the appointment.
People in this group might receive a double invitation. They are now invited on the basis of their medical condition, but have actually been called sometimes via a different route. For example, because they work in the healthcare field or were born in 1961 or 1962. Those who have already been vaccinated may reject the second call.