Since the coronavirus press conference on September 14, GGD reports that the number of vaccination appointments has increased “significantly” in the Netherlands.
Coronavirus certificate designed to encourage vaccination
On Tuesday, the Dutch government officially introduced the highly controversial coronavirus certification system. Beginning September 25, the general public will be required to present either evidence of vaccination, evidence of recent recovery from COVID-19, or negative test results.
Health Minister Hugo de Jongge categorically argued that the new rules were not designed to enforce vaccination, but unvaccinated people face more obstacles in their daily lives. Therefore, he said he hopes to encourage more people to get the jab.
The rule hasn’t come into effect yet, but GGD reports that the number of new vaccination appointments has increased “significantly” since the news leaked over the weekend.
GGD reports a significant increase in vaccination appointments
Last week, an average of 8,000 reservations were scheduled daily, but by Wednesday (within 24 hours of the press conference), this number almost doubled. In addition, the number of vaccines given has increased significantly this week. On Tuesday, 19.227 vaccinations were given against 17.969 on Monday.
“The cause is unclear, but the timing is spectacular,” a GGD spokeswoman explained. The National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) emphasizes that the numbers need to rise (continue) for at least a week for this increase to be labeled as a structural trend.
The Netherlands sees an increase in vaccinations after the press conference
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