Committee on Vaccinations

In order to be able to give advice to the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport on the full spectrum of vaccination care, there is the Committee on Vaccinations. The criteria that must be met, have been formulated in the advisory report The individual, collective and public importance of vaccination, published in 2013. This permanent committee succeeds the Committee on the National Immunisation Programme. For this broad advisory task, the Health Council of the Netherlands cooperates with the National Health Care Institute.  

This activity is a permanent part of Prevention focus area.

The membership of the committee may differ from one advice to another. Because a permanent committee addresses more than one topic, potential conflicts of interests of committee members will be re-evaluated at the start of each advisory process. The composition of the Committee by advice can be found on the last page of the advisory report.

Members

  • Prof. dr. ir. G.A. Zielhuis, Professor of Epidemiology, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, chairperson
  • Prof. dr. M.P.G. Koopmans, Professor of Virology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, vice chairperson
  • M.W.H. van Beek, Geriatrician, Catharina hospital, Eindhoven
  • Prof. dr. J. Berkhof, Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Prof. dr. S.E. Geerlings, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Amsterdam
  • Dr. N.G. Hartwig, Paediatrician-infectiologist, Sint Franciscus Gasthuis, Rotterdam
  • Prof. dr. C.J.P.A. Hoebe, Professor of Infectious Diseases Control, Maastricht University
  • Dr. J.A.R. van den Hoek, Travel Health Doctor and Infectious Diseases Doctor, Amsterdam
  • Dr. F.J. Meijman, Family Medicine, Public Health Communication, Amsterdam
  • Dr. R.H.M. Pierik, Amsterdam University
  • E. Vlaanderen, Arts Society and Health, Community Health Service Organisation, Zaandam
  • Dr. H.E. de Melker, Epidemiologist, Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, structurally consulted expert

Observers:

  • D. van Bentem, MSC, Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport, The Hague
  • C. van den Born-Oudenaarden, Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport, The Hague
  • M. Carpay, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven
  • E. van Daalen, Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport, The Hague
  • Dr. T.G.J. van Rossum, Medicines Evaluation Board, Utrecht
  • Prof. T. Smid, Amsterdam,m UMC
  • Dr. L. Timmers, Zorginstituut Nederland, Diemen
  • J.A. van Vliet, Centre for Infectious Diseases Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven
  • J. Zwaap, National Health Care Institute, Diemen

Scientific Secretaries:

  • Dr. J.D. van der Berg, Health Council, The Hague
  • Dr. K. Groeneveld, Health Council, The Hague
  • Dr. R. Hofman, Health Council, The Hague
  • Dr. L.G.M. van Rossum, Health Council, The Hague
  • Dr. G.A.J. Soete, Health Council, The Hague