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Vaccination Programme for children 0-18

The Netherlands has an extensive National Immunisation Programme to protect children against infectious diseases, the programme includes vaccination against 12 potentially fatal infectious diseases.

Dutch National Immunisation Programme

Young children are the most vulnerable to infectious diseases. Since every child has the right to the best possible start in life, the Dutch government offers every child vaccinations against 12 infectious diseases. Young parents automatically receive an invitation for their baby. Children who live in an asylum shelter receive an invitation for a meeting with Youth Health Care Services. A vaccination plan is tailor-made for them, based on the vaccinations they have already had.

All children in The Netherlands have the right to be vaccinated, also children who are not officially registered for whatever reason. An invitation for vaccination is not needed.

Please contact us via (+31) 020 555 5961 to discuss your options.

Participation is free

Parents do not have to pay for these vaccinations. While participation is not compulsory, over 95% of parents consent to having their children vaccinated. The high vaccination rate means that these serious diseases have now become a rarity. We need to keep it that way by ensuring that children are vaccinated. The RIVM (Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu), responsible for the implementation of the Dutch National Immunisation Programme, is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

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