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COVID-19 vaccination for young children belonging to clinical risk groups
The Health Council recommends COVID-19 vaccination for children between 5 and 11 years of age who are at higher risk of ...
Dutch dietary guidelines also apply to people with type 2 diabetes
The Dutch dietary guidelines are also a sound basis for a healthy, varied diet for people with type 2 diabetes. This is the ...
Self-sampling kit and smear test are equalivent
The Health Council recommends that all women who are invited to undergo population screening for cervical cancer should be free ...
Flu shot for pregnant women protects infants
Newborns can be protected from serious complications of influenza by vaccinating the mother during pregnancy. The Health Council ...
Reduce ultrafine particles emissions to protect health
There are more and more indications that ultrafine particles can be harmful to health. For that reason, the Health Council of the ...
Use of apps for public health requires careful consideration
Responsible use of apps for public health purposes requires fairly balancing the benefits against the burdens. Hereto, existing ...
Permit for 13-week ultrasound scan
The regional centres for prenatal screening want to investigate using structural ultrasound scans during the first trimester of ...
Vaccinate all newborns against rotavirus
Vaccinate all newborn children against rotavirus, rather than at-risk children alone, recommends the Health Council in a recent ...
Revised dietary reference values for pregnant women
The Health Council of the Netherlands has revised the dietary reference values for vitamins and minerals for pregnant women. ...
Dietary recommendations for pregnant women
Eating a healthy and varied diet is also important during pregnancy. The Health Council of the Netherlands emphasizes the ...