Netherlands to receive 500,000 vaccines every week from April

Excellent news for vaccine lovers! Not solely has the Netherlands ordered tens of millions of doses of the Jenssen vaccine, however from April the nation may also obtain  significantly extra Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines each week. This brings up the variety of vaccines coming into the Netherlands every week to 500,000.  

Outgoing Minister of Well being Hugo de Jonge tweeted the excellent news yesterday. “This ensures we are able to pace up the vaccination course of once more,” he writes. He additionally claims that anybody within the Netherlands can obtain their first dose of the vaccine by July.

An unclear timeline

Despite this excellent news, it’s unclear precisely when these vaccines will likely be administered. Spokespersons for each, the Ministry of Well being and Pfizer, advised NU that these new deliveries received’t have an effect on the variety of vaccinations administered within the second quarter.

It stays unsure when precisely in April the Netherlands can anticipate these vaccines and there may be a lot planning that must be carried out, in keeping with the spokespersons.

Creeping up the leaderboard

With regards to giving out the primary dose of the vaccine, the Netherlands is now fourth place within the EU. This implies 1.8 million adults within the Netherlands have already acquired the primary dose of the vaccine.

The nation stays barely behind when it comes to the variety of adults who’re totally vaccinated, however this new inflow of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines might assist to lift that rating.

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