The change is intended to get as many people vaccinated as possible
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Four vaccine centres in Friesland will offer Coronavirus vaccines to people that do not have an appointment from this afternoon, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
The centres in Appelscha, Dokkum, Franeker; and Koudum will be closed in mid-August, due to the high level of Coronavirus vaccine take-up in the Province, and until then people may roll up for a shot without having made an appointment via the RIVM. The GGD Fryslân is the first GGD (local public health agency) in the Netherlands to offer this service.
Once the four locations close, there will still be another four vaccine centres in the Province for people to use: in Leeuwarden, Drachten, Sneek; and Heerenveen.
The GGD’s ‘vaccination bus’ will also take to the streets again over the coming weeks to offer more people vaccines without an appointment. On Tuesday the bus will spend the day on the Cambuurplein in Leeuwarden, for those that would like to be jabbed then.
Coronavirus fourth wave update
Meanwhile, and according to the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard, there were 231 possitive tests confirmed in Friesland on Sunday. This is lower than the seven-day average for the Province (242 daily), but still a huge increase on the daily figures of a month ago: on June 19, there were only 13 new confirmed cases in the whole Province.
Luckily, there were no hospital admissions due to the Coronavirus yesterday, though three people were admitted in the last week.
Image via the GGD Fryslân.