Anyone that requires a vaccination after October 1 will still be able to access the Veendam, Zuidhorn, and MartiniPlaza vaccination centres
Most people in Groningen have now had one or two Coronavirus vaccinations, so the public health body, the GGD Groningen, is scaling down. Of the nine vaccination locations that are now open in the Province, only three will remain open after 1 October.
The vaccination campaign really hit its peak in June: at the time, GGD Groningen administered 7,000 vaccinations per day. Now that many people have had their vaccination(s), 3,000 – 4,000 shots are being given per day, and this will decrease further in the coming weeks. More than two-thirds of Groningen residents have now been vaccinated.
It is expected that GGD Groningen will continue to do about 500 vaccinations a day from October, reports the GIC.
Jos Rietveld, Director of Public Health: “At the beginning of the year we opened vaccination locations throughout the province. In this way, residents of the province could get a shot close to home. We are grateful for the good cooperation in the region, which enabled us to organise this so quickly and efficiently. The vaccination campaign is now entering the next phase. We continue at three locations in the province. This means that we are still easily accessible for anyone who wants to get a vaccination.”
Targeted campaigns to reach people unable to come to a centre
From September, the GGD Groningen will also focus on local customization for neighborhoods or target groups that are lagging behind in terms of vaccination coverage. This will be done with mobile teams or in the form of movable units.
Three locations in the Province available from October 1
The Kardinge location in Groningen will close at the end of August, and will become an ice rink. The vaccination locations in Stadskanaal, Warffum, Scheemda; Hoogezand and Appingedam will close on 1 October.
Later this year, it will be considered what infrastructure is needed for next year, as soon as there is more clarity nationally about the vaccination policy in the medium term.