Teenagers to get vaccination against meningococcal disease

Published: 11 May 2019Modified: 24 May 2019

In 2019 all young people aged 14 to 18 years will get a free vaccination against meningococcal disease. In The Hague more than 24,000 teenagers will receive an invitation to get the vaccination from the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health) before the summer. Staff from the Centre for children and Families (CJG) will give the vaccinations.

Everyone born in 2003 and 2005 should have received an invitation from the RIVM as of 11 May. Unfortunately something went wrong and the children born in 2005 did not receive a letter. This letter will now be sent on Saturday, 25 May. You still did not receive an invitation? You are welcome to stop by, but please take your identity card, passport or health insurance card with you.

The vaccinations will begin in May and June. Everybody born in 2003 and 2005 will get an invitation as of 11 May. The vaccinations will be given on 27 and 28 May and on 4 and 5 June.

Young people born in 2001, 2002 and some of the teenagers born in 2004 previously received an invitation at their home address later. Have you not yet had a shot? Then you are also permitted to come by in May and June.

The shots will be given in 2 sports halls in the city: Sporthal Overbosch and the Zuiderpark sport campus.

The shot is already part of the vaccination programme for pre-schoolers.

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    Young people will be innoculated against the meningococcal bacteria with 1 shot in the upper arm.