Monday 23 May 2022

Nearly 10,000 sign up to help with Dutch booster campaign

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Almost 10,000 people have come forward to help with the coronavirus booster vaccination campaign, regional health board association GGD-GHOR has said.

The list includes healthcare workers such as dentists and medical students, while people without medical training can sign up to check IDs or act as hosts, personnel chief Katie Harley told NOS radio. Companies have also come forward offering their staff.

Before the volunteers can start work, officials first have to check they have the relevant paperwork and skills.

Nevertheless, health minister Hugo de Jonge has pledged everyone over the age of 60 will have had a booster jab by the end of the year, provided their second dose was at least six months ago.

The Dutch booster campaign has been extremely slow to start when compared with other countries.

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