Netherlands: Recommended vaccinations
  General recommendation
  Recommendation for specific groups only
  Catch-up (e.g. if previous doses missed)
 
Vaccination not funded by the National Health system
 
Mandatory vaccination
BirthMonthsYears
2351114459101114151718-26606475≥ 76
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)1
COVID-192
tuberculosis
BCG3
diphtheria
D4
D
D
D
D
D
d5
tetanus
TT4
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT5
pertussis
acP4
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp5
poliomyelitis
IPV4
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib4
Hib
Hib
Hib
hepatitis B
HepB6
HepB4
HepB
HepB
HepB
pneumococcal disease
PCV7
PCV
PCV
PPSV238
meningococcal disease
MCV49
MCV410
measles
MEAS
MEAS
mumps
MUMPS
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE
RUBE
human papillomavirus infection
HPV (F/M)11
HPV (F/M)12
HPV (F/M)13
influenza
IIV414

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Footnotes:

  1. https://www.gezondheidsraad.nl/documenten/adviezen/2020/11/19/strategieen-voor-covid-19-vaccinatie
  2. https://www.rivm.nl/covid-19-vaccinatie
  3. vaccines only given on specific indications. please refer to https://www.kncvtbc.org/uploaded/2019/06/Handboek-Tuberculose-Nederland-2019-def.pdf for specific indications
  4. Recommended only in specific circumstances, for example: infants born to a mother not vaccinated against pertussis during pregnancy or infants born to a mother infected with Hepatitis B
  5. Recommended for pregnant women from 22 weeks gestation
  6. Offered to infants born to a mother infected with hepatitis B
  7. https://www.rivm.nl/en/pneumococci/information-for-policy-makers
  8. Implementation starting from fall 2020. Vaccination recommended for healthy adults aged 60 to 75 years. First dose at 60 years followed by booster doses every 5 years with a last dose at 75 years. More information available at: https://www.rivm.nl/pneumokokken/pneumokokkenvaccinatie-voor-ouderen https://www.rivm.nl/en/pneumococci/information-for-policy-makers
  9. Replaced MenC in 2018.
  10. Introduced in 2018
  11. Two dose schedule at 0 and 6 months. Gender neutral (boys and girls) vaccination.
  12. Catch-up campaign for boys and girls up to 18 years in 2022 and 2023;
  13. Catch-up campaign for young adults aged 18 - 26 years in 2023
  14. https://www.rivm.nl/en/flu-and-flu-jab


More information available at:
https://rijksvaccinatieprogramma.nl/vaccinaties/vaccinatieschema



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More information on vaccination available from:

Ministry of Health http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/vaccinaties

RIVM http://www.rivm.nl/Onderwerpen/Onderwerpen/R/Rijksvaccinatieprogramma

The National Immunisation Programme in the Netherlands: https://rijksvaccinatieprogramma.nl/english
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MAJOR HISTORICAL CHANGES

2002 (September): MenC vaccination was introduced, with a catch-up campaign for all 14 months-18 years.

2003 (March): Hib was added to DTwP and IPV in a combined vaccine at 2, 3, 4 and 11 months.

2003 (March): HepB vaccination was introduced for children of parents from a hepatitis B endemic area.

2005 (January): Accellular pertussis replaced whole-cell pertussis at 2, 3, 4 and 11 months.

2006 (January): A birth dose of HepB was introduced for children born to mothers infected with hepatitis B.

2006 (June): Pneumococcal vaccination was introduced at 2, 3, 4 and 11 months.

2009 (September): HPV vaccination was introduced for girls only with three doses (0, +1 and +6 months), starting with birth cohort 1997 (additional catch-up campaign for birth cohorts 1993-1996)

2011 (May): Pneumococcal vaccination changed from 7-valent to 10-valent vaccine (for children born from 1-3-2011)

2011 (October): Transition to universal HepB vaccination (for children born from 1-8-2011), given in a combined vaccine with DTaP, IPV and Hib

2013 (November): Change to pneumococcal recommendation: 2+1 schedule instead of 3+1 schedule

2014 (January): Change to HPV recommendation. For girls under age 15, Cervarix can be adminsitered in a 2 dose schedule instead of 3 previously.
The 0-1-6-schedule in under 15's is replaced by two doses in a 0-6-schedule.
Further information for those that are currently completing HPV vaccination is available from www.prikkenteller.nl

2018: May 2018, MenC vaccination at 14 months of age has been replaced by MenACWY. From October 2018, 13-14 year olds (in the year they turn 14 years) have been vaccinated with MenACWY vaccination. A catch-up campaign was conducted in 2018-2019 targeting 14-18 year olds.

From 2021: HPV vaccination will be extended to boys

2022: HPV as a 2-dose schedule at 15 years of age (2 doses 6 months apart)


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Date of last update: 7 Oct. 2022

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