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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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