First vaccines for hospital and nursing home employees on Wednesday | NOW

A select group of healthcare workers will be the first in the Netherlands to be vaccinated against the corona virus on Wednesday, the National Network Acute Care (LNAZ) reports Monday. Following a call from hospitals, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) has made 33,000 Pfizer vaccines available early.

According to the LNAZ, the vaccines are intended for healthcare workers who provide immediate care in intensive care (ic), emergency care, the COVID-19 ward, the ambulance or the COVID-19 helicopter. On Wednesday, the GGD injection site in Veghel in Brabant will also open for a first group of nursing home employees. The very first corona vaccine in the Netherlands will also be placed in Veghel.

Due to the scarcity, not all of these people will receive an injection in the first round. Care workers whose absence from illness has direct consequences for the admission capacity will be given priority, the LNAZ reports. This mainly concerns nurses and doctors, who work full-time in the aforementioned departments. They will receive an invitation shortly.

The available vaccines will be distributed among hospitals and the 25 regional injection sites in the Netherlands. In the hospitals, use can be made of the existing facilities to vaccinate employees. This allows doctors and nurses to be vaccinated as close as possible.


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