The Dutch health authorities are finding it hard to reach all younger people that need a vaccination
As reported by the GIC, the Groninger local health board, the GGD Groningen will begin offering International Students a Coronavirus vaccine, if they haven’t yet had one. The GGD will be offering the shots as part of a new strategy to reach more younger people; many of whom are displaying vaccine hesitancy.
The national Dutch health authority is worried about a low take-up rate for vaccines from people in the 16-24 year and 25-39 year age categories. According to the Dutch governments Coronavirus Dashboard, about 85 percent of people in those age ranges either want or have had a Coronavirus vaccine. In May of this year only 76 percent of people in the 16-24 age category wanted to be or had been vaccinated.
The GGD Groningen will be present at a number of new student events, where people will be able to get a Coronavirus shot without a prior appointment. The GGD Groningen will be supplying Janssen vaccinations, so that new students need only attend one appointment.
Where will the GGD Groningen be?
Thursday 2 September- RUG Welcome Event at the Martinikerk (for invited RUG students)
Wednesday 8 September- Academy Building (RUG), from 09:00-16:30
Thursday 9 September- Willem Alexander Sportcentrum (Hanzehogeschool, Zernike Campus) from 09:00-16:30
The GGD Groningen’s Martiniplaza vaccination centre will remain open and accessible in the future, too.