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From June 21, people can opt for the Janssen vaccine

People who want to can ask for the Janssen vaccine from 21 June. That vaccine has largely been removed from the vaccination program, but according to Minister De Jonge it is safe and effective. Because only one shot is needed, it is useful, for example, for people who have not yet been vaccinated and want to go on holiday.

A special GGD telephone number will be set up that people aged 18 and older can call, also to, for example, change a standing appointment for a shot with a different vaccine.

Until June 21, appointments are still planned for the Janssen vaccine. This drug was subsequently removed from the regular vaccination program on the advice of the Health Council. In short, it means that people younger than 44 in principle no longer get Janssen. Special groups that benefit from the fact that Janssen only needs to be injected once will still receive the drug. This concerns, for example, seafarers and military personnel who go on missions.

Minister De Jonge hopes that people will leave their appointments for Pfizer or Moderna until June 21, for example. In the week of June 21, 75,000 Janssen vaccines will be available for people who want it. In the following week, 125,000 vaccines are expected.

From June 21, people can opt for the Janssen vaccine
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