The Hague - Teenagers to get vaccination against meningococcal disease


Teenagers to get vaccination against meningococcal disease

Published: 11 March 2019Modified: 11 March 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.

The vaccinations will begin in March and April. Everybody born in 2001 and 2002 and a portion of the young people born in 2004 will get an invitation in the 2nd week of March. The vaccinations will be given on 26 and 27 March and on 1 and 2 April.

Young people born in 2003 and 2005 will receive an invitation at their home address later. They can get a shot on 27 and 28 May and on 4 and 5 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.