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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. When applied correctly, spray polyurethane foam is not harmful to residents

    When spray polyurethane foam (SPF) home insulation is installed correctly, residents are unlikely to experience any associated ...

    News item | 01-12-2020 | 10:00

  5. Vaccinate the elderly and sick first against COVID-19

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends, at this point in time, that people over the age of 60 and medical risk groups ...

    News item | 19-11-2020 | 11:00

  6. Cadmium can affect reproductive health

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends to classify cadmium as a substance which is a presumed reproductive toxicant. ...

    News item | 13-10-2020 | 10:00

  7. Research is needed to study an alternative to MRI screening in the population screening programme for breast cancer

    Research is needed to study an alternative to MRI screening to detect breast cancer in women with extremely dense breast tissue. ...

    News item | 06-10-2020 | 10:00

  8. More data needed about the role of tbc vaccine in the context of COVID-19

    To what extent BCG (the vaccine against tuberculosis) could play a role in combating COVID-19 is still unclear. The Health ...

    News item | 05-10-2020 | 10:00

  9. Chickenpox vaccinations on Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba

    The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends adding vaccination against chickenpox (varicella) to the National Immunization ...

    News item | 01-10-2020 | 10:00

  10. No bloodspot screening for untreatable conditions

    At this moment in time, the Health Council of the Netherlands does not recommend a nationwide programme for screening children in ...

    News item | 30-09-2020 | 10:00