Coronavirus vaccination in Amsterdam
You’re welcome at GGD Amsterdam for your vaccination against the coronavirus, and also for the booster shot. Please read all the practical information provided here.
Booster shot and repeat vaccination without an appointment
You don't need an appointment to get your booster shot or your repeat vaccination. You are welcome at all of our vaccination locations, or at the mobile teams.
Repeat vaccination against coronavirus (2nd booster)
People aged 60 and older (or who will turn 60 in 2022) can get a repeat vaccination against coronavirus 3 months after the last vaccination or 3 months after a coronavirus infection.
Please check if you meet the following conditions:
- You are at least 18 years of age
- Your last corona shot has been administered at least three months ago (you are fully vaccinated), or your last corona infection was at least three months ago
- Any other vaccination you may have had was administered at least two weeks ago
1th and 2th corona shot
Only for your 1st and 2nd vaccination you can come to us during opening hours without having to make an appointment. Do keep in mind that there should be an interval of at least 21 days between the 1st and 2nd shot.
Do you prefer to make an appointment? There are two ways to go about this:
- schedule an appointment online (NL and EN, use your DigiD).
- You can also schedule your appointment by telephone. The national phone service can be reached at 0800 - 7070. Please have your Citizen Service Number (BSN) ready. The operator will ask you a few questions and schedule two appointments for you. This is because the vaccination consists of two injections.
You can find our locations all over the city. All vaccination sites are easily accessible, even with a wheelchair or walker. Wheelchairs are available for you to use.
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Please take these with you when you come
- Your ID card or passport*
- A face mask
- Clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm.
You can bring someone to the appointment to help you.
*undocumented persons are welcome without a passport or an ID card
Need help getting there?
If you do not have access to transportation to the vaccination site, you can ask someone you know for help. You can bring someone with you, for example a neighbour, family or friend. If that does not work, please contact Voor Elkaar in Amsterdam (in NL). They have a number of volunteers who want to bring people (for a small expense allowance) to the vaccination street by car.
Please contact Voor Elkaar in Amsterdam as soon as possible, and they will do their best to arrange transport. Unfortunately, Voor Elkaar in Amsterdam cannot guarantee that a volunteer will be available at the time of your injection appointment.
After the vaccination
After the vaccination, you will sit in a waiting room for another 15 minutes to see if an allergic reaction occurs. A doctor is present at all times.
Possible side effects
For a few days after the vaccination, you may experience muscle pain or fever. This is normal. Do you have any concerns? Please contact your doctor.
Have you been vaccinated? If so, there is a good chance that you will not become ill or will feel less ill after an infection with the coronavirus. It is not yet known whether someone who has been vaccinated can still spread the virus. For this reason, you should still follow the generally applicable coronavirus rules after the vaccination.
We can imagine that you still have questions about the coronavirus vaccines and the vaccination process itself. You can find more information about on the website of the Dutch government.