Influenza and pneumococcal vaccine campaign 2022

Helmie Groennews, Practice news

The influenza vaccination campaign at will take place on Tuesday 6 and Thursday 11 October this year from 15.30 till 17.30. This is well before the first expected flu-wave arriving in The Netherlands. We will send out invitations to all patients mentioned above. If you did not receive an invitation and think you qualify for the annual flue vaccination, please contact our medical assistant.

The Dutch health authorities provide free influenza vaccinations for all patients who are:

  • aged 60 years and older;
  • diagnosed with chronic pulmonary (including asthma), cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus);
    immunosuppressed (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The most common disease in people of 60 years and older is (severe) pneumonia. Other common pneumococcal diseases are meningitis and blood poisoning. Every year, 6,000 people aged 60 years and older are admitted with severe pneumococcal disease. Of these, 900 people die.

In the fall of 2022, everyone born between 1-1-1953 and 31-12-1956 will receive an invitation from their GP for a free pneumococcal vaccine. Adults will be vaccinated against 23 of the most common types of pneumococci.

The GP sends the invitation.Are you unable to make this appointment? Then make a new appointment at your GP. Were you born between 1-1-1953 and 31-12-19556 and did you not receive an invitation? Please contact your GP.