SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Everyone over the age of 18 with an appointment for a second coronavirus vaccine in the second half of August can now bring that date forward, health minister Hugo de Jonge has said on Twitter.
There is sufficient capacity at vaccination centres to allow people to have their second jab earlier, De Jonge said. Everyone eligible will be send a text message by their regional health board inviting them to make a new date.
The minimum time between two Pfizer vaccines is 21 days, and for Moderna 28 days. Some 60% of Dutch adults are now fully vaccinated and the figures will be updated again on Tuesday.