The Dutch Government implements the Covid-19 vaccination schedule and strategy, including booster vaccinations.
If you are in the high risk category you’ll likely receive an invitation by letter or email. If you don’t receive an invitation you can still get vaccinated by visiting coronatest.nl/en or call 0800 7070. There are many locations where you can get vaccinated without making an appointment. Go to the prikkenzonderafspraak.nl website to find out where. There is no need to contact your medical specialist or GP.
If you are staying in the Netherlands temporarily, you may also be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination. Please follow this link for more information.
*Please note that the IHCH Polyclinic Specialist Care (Medical Specialists) is not a GP Practice and therefore will not be administering Covid-19 vaccines.
We operate a travel & vaccination clinic and are generally fully stocked with most vaccinations
We offer a full range of vaccinations and travel advice at our Centre, including Yellow Fever. This is an open service, also available to patients registered with GPs elsewhere. Please bring your vaccination records with you. We can also issue medical passports when needed. For further details about our travel clinic, click here.
INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINE
For more information about the flu vaccine please follow this link.
The yearly flu shot campaign takes place in the first two weeks of November. If you are a registered family practice/GP patient, you will automatically receive an invitation for the influenza (flu) vaccination if you:
– Are age 60 or above. You will also be offered a pneumococcal vaccine.
– Have a medical condition such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, lung disease or a compromised immune system
The administration of the planned vaccines will take place in the 2nd week of November. This is before the expected outbreaks of influenza, in case of emergency (family visit abroad etc) we have very limited stock for earlier vaccination.
The IHCH will send invitations each year if you have any of the conditions mentioned above. If you did not receive an invitation and think you are eligible, you can come by the Pharmacy between 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. If you are demed eligible we will provide you with a request form and the vaccine, and you can get it administered between the same hours at the GP Family Practice.
For adults and children over 9, only one does is required. For children under the age of 9, if it is their first ever flu vaccine, they will need two doses given four weeks apart. For children <9 who’ve had the flu vaccine in the past, only one dose is needed.
There is currently no availability of influenza vaccines for children below age 3 (own request), only for children with medical indication. Latest scientific insights tell us that vaccinating healthy children <3 yrs is medically not effective, which is also why we do not recommend to do so.