Born in 1997 or 1998? Time to book your vaccine, baby!

Here ye here ye! From Wednesday, all born in the year 1997 AND 1998 can book their coronavirus vaccine in the Netherlands. Minister for Health, Hugo de Jonge, has given the green light on his Twitter.

That’s right, drop the coffee, library books, or take your work break (what is it that 23/24 year-olds should be doing again??) It’s time to book that jab.

Those born in 1997 have been able to book since 10 AM this morning, and 1998-babies can book from 1:00 PM.

“1998, stop what you’re doing. ✋ Because at 13:00 it’s your turn! Bring on that vaccination appointment. #PlanDePrik online and spread the word!”

Fair warning: the webside and phone lines are overloaded today, so be patient!

How do I book my vaccine appointment?

There are two ways that you can book your appointment. You can either book online by heading to the government’s CoronaTest website or you can call 0800 7070.

READ MORE | How do I get my jab invite? Dutch vaccination process for internationals explained

Once you have contacted the GGD you will receive two dates, one for your first jab and one for your second (if needed.) Your appointment may be within the coming days or the coming weeks, this depends on the municipality that you are registered in.

Happy jabbing people! Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

Feature Image: Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels

Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah O'Leary 🇮🇪
Sarah originally arrived in the Netherlands due to an inability to make her own decisions — she was simply told by her mother to choose the Netherlands for Erasmus. Life here has been challenging (have you heard the language) but brilliant for Sarah, and she loves to write about it. When Sarah is not acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her sitting in a corner of Leiden with a coffee, trying to sound witty.


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