Dries Van Der Horst, from Stiens, was greeted at the vaccination centre with a huge bouquet of flowers
By Thomas Ansell
A man from Stiens in Leeuwarden got more than he expected at the GGD Fryslân’s Coronavirus vaccination centre at the WTC Expo this week; Dries Van Der Horst (73) discovered that he was the 100,000th person to be vaccinated in the Province. Aside from the peace of mind that comes from having been vaccinated, Van Der Horst also left the Expo with a large bouquet of flowers.
Indeed, the number of Frisians vaccinated is actually about 104,000 (of 627,000 residents), as various people from the Province have received their vaccine elsewhere in the Netherlands.
The Dutch government’s Coronavirus Dashboard reveals that over 4,000,000 people have received a dose of a vaccine, about a quarter of the total population. It is expected that over 757,000 vaccines will be given out this week, with the vast majority distributed through the GGD local health boards.
According to the Coronavirus dashboard, every 0.5 seconds someone, somewhere in the Netherlands, receives a Coronavirus vaccine. Most of the vaccines being given out are made by BioNTech/Pfizer, with the AstraZeneca vaccine the second most used. The Netherlands is also utilising the Moderna and Janssen vaccines, too.
Image via the GGD Fryslân