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Insufficient evidence that additional vitamin D helps prevent COVID-19

Based on the current state of scientific knowledge, it is not possible to assess whether vitamin D supplements can contribute to ...

News item | 03-03-2021 | 10:00

No higher dietary reference value for protein for older adults

According to the Health Council, there is insufficient convincing evidence to establish a higher population reference intake for ...

News item | 02-03-2021 | 10:00

No permit for study of genetic home testing

Hogeschool Leiden would like to carry out a sample population screening to look at the quality of genetic home testing kits. The ...

News item | 09-02-2021 | 10:00

Use the AstraZeneca vaccine in 60 to 64-year-olds (inclusive)

The Health Council recommends that the first available doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine be used in older adults aged 60 to 64 ...

News item | 04-02-2021 | 17:00

Strict conditions for the requirement by private entities for proof of COVID-19 vaccination

In principle, based on the applicable laws and regulations, private institutions and businesses are free to require proof of ...

News item | 04-02-2021 | 10:00

Careful evaluation of requirements for proof of negative SARS-CoV-2 testing

Requiring proof of a recent negative SARS-CoV-2 to regulate access to facilities warrants careful evaluation. The Health Council ...

News item | 14-01-2021 | 10:00

The Moderna vaccine should mainly be used in the elderly

The Health Council recommends that Moderna’s vaccine against COVID-19 be mainly used in the elderly, starting with the oldest age ...

News item | 11-01-2021 | 17:30

The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine should primarily be administered to the elderly

The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends that BioNTech/Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID-19 should primarily be administered ...

News item | 24-12-2020 | 19:00

Maintain the pneumococcal vaccination priority: the most elderly first

The Health Council recommends that the way in which the pneumococcal vaccination programme was put into practice when it ...

News item | 17-12-2020 | 10:00

Recommendation for a classification: methyl isobutyl ketone suspected to be carcinogenic in man

At request of the State Secretary of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council has evaluated the carcinogenic properties ...

News item | 08-12-2020 | 10:00