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Coronavirus vaccination in Amsterdam

On this page, you will find more information about the corona vaccination.

Covid-19 Vaccination in Autumn 2023

Individuals at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine from autumn 2023 until the end of December 2023.

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals aged 60 and older
  • Adults who receive an annual invitation for the flu vaccine
  • Medically high-risk groups
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Healthcare workers with direct patient contact
  • Individuals with a vulnerable family member

Invitation for those aged 60+

Are you 60 years of age or older? If so, you will receive an invitation letter from the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) starting from September 19 for obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine at the GGD (Public Health Service).

Schedule an appointment via

If you are under 60 years of age and eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, you will not receive an invitation letter. You can schedule an appointment yourself at the GGD starting from October 16, either online with DigiD through or by phone at 0800-7070 (during office hours).

Later this year, you will also be able to get vaccinated without an appointment. The details regarding when and where will be available at

Pregnant or referred by a doctor?

In that case, you can get vaccinated at the GGD throughout the year.

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary

You have the choice to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or not; it is not mandatory. Please educate yourself to make an informed decision.

Please bring these with you when you come

  • Your ID card or passport*
  • 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

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.