An appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccination

The Netherlands is busy to get as much as possible people vaccinated for COVID-19 now.
Also people from abroad working in The Netherlands can get a free vaccination.

You can make an appointment with the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) to be
vaccinated against COVID-19 if you were born in the following years:
• 1955 or before
• 1961-1981

It is up to you to decide if you want to get vaccinated. It is free, and you do not need
health insurance. If you have you already had a COVID-19 vaccination, you can delete this
e-mail.If your birth year is not included in the list, your turn to get vaccinated will come
later (see this website).

You can contact the GGD to make an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination. There
are 2 ways to make an appointment:

1. By phone (from 8:00 to 20:00)
• Look up your citizen service number (burgerservicenummer, BSN).
The number is listed on your pay slip.
• Call 0800 7070 (operators speak Dutch and English).
• Answer questions about your health.
• Set a date and time.
• You will receive an email with the details of your appointment or, if
you do not have a computer, you can write the information down
on paper.

2. By computer (24 hours a day)
• Go to:
• Sign in with your DigiD. (Your DigiD needs to be activated)
• Answer questions about your health.
• Choose a location, date and time.
• You will receive an e-mail with the details of your appointment.

Make an appointment right away, so you will know when it is your turn. If you are ill, or
are going to have an operation within 2 days, you must wait until you are better before
making an appointment.

How many vaccinations?
You will get 1 or 2 jabs. That depends on which vaccine you will receive. When you make
the appointment, your first and second vaccination will be planned.
If you had COVID-19 within the past 6 months, you will only get 1 jab. Mention this when
you make your appointment.

Important to remember for your appointment
• Bring along your burgerservicenummer (BSN)
• Come alone if you can. If you need help, you may bring someone with you.
• Are you unable to arrange your own transport or travel by public
transport? Then ask the GGD for assistance via the national telephone
number on 0800-1351.

More information needed?
Go to to read more about the vaccination, the
health check and an explanation about how your personal data may be registered. You
can also telephone 0800-1351 (local calling costs apply; operators speak Dutch and

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