The GGD Fryslân will begin vaccinating health care workers from January 15
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, health workers in the Province are to receive Coronavirus vaccines in the next two weeks and the health service will begin inoculations earlier than expected. People that work in old-age homes, handicap care, and in home-care will be the first to get the jab on January 15.
It was originally thought that vaccinations could only begin on January 18 at the WTC Expo centre in Leeuwarden. “From the beginning our thinking was to start as much and as soon as possible. Everyone has worked unbelievably hard over the Christmas period to prepare for this, and are responsible for the early start”, says André Rouvoet, the head of the GGD GHOR Nederland (the national GGD association).
Other GGD’s across the Netherlands that were going to begin their vaccination programme on January 18 will be bringing the date back to January 15. From today, January 4, health care workers can get in touch to make an appointment via their local GGD. Around 2,000 workers per day will be able to receive a vaccine.
As reported by the GIC, the GGD in Groningen will also begin its vaccinations early, with staff at the UMCG and other hospitals and care organisations due to get the first jabs from January 15.