Doctor Ilic will be absent for the next few weeks due to private circumstances. We expect him back to Westerdok in early July. Daily patient care continues normally.
On April 20, the Government decided that people with a medical indication born between 1961 and 2003 should be vaccinated with priority at the GGD. These are the people who are also invited annually for the flu shot.
When will all people with a medical indication be invited?
It concerns more than a million people. They cannot all make an appointment at the same time. That is why they are invited in phases. People from this target group will receive an invitation by mail between 4 and 20 May.
When will people aged 50-59 (birth years 1961-1970) without a medical indication be invited?
In principle, it is the turn of the 50-59-year-olds without a medical indication shortly after vaccination of the medical risk group. They will be invited by the RIVM for vaccination at the GGD. It is possible that one or more age years will be invited at the same time as this target group.
Despite the commotion around the Astra Zeneca vaccine, we have been able to vaccinate around 90 percent of people between 60-65 at Westerdokters. This means that we no longer vaccinate at Westerdokters and no longer have reserve lists. At the moment, the delivery of the second vaccine is still unclear (probably end of June / beginning of July).
Vaccination for people under 60 years of age wil take place at GGD. For further information see next item.
07-04-2021 8.30 We are currently experiencing a technical problem with online services. We expect it to be over in the afternoon.
On Thursday, April 8, at the request of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, we will start the vaccination against Corona for people between 60-65 years old. All people who may receive the vaccine have received an invitation by email.
In connection with the vaccination, the practice on Thursday, April 8, is in principle only available for emergencies. We will be fully available for you again from Monday 12 April.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) has decided to temporarily stop vaccinating with the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, effective immediately. This decision was reached following the advice of the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG-MEB) to temporarily suspend administration of the vaccine, as a precaution and pending further research. As a precautionary measure, it has been decided not to vaccinate with AstraZeneca for the next two weeks (until Sunday 28 March).
When will the vaccine come?
We receive many questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. At the time of writing this newsletter, much is still unclear. For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.coronavaccinatie.nl.
The first group to receive the Astra Zeneca vaccine through their GP are the following people:
1. All persons born in 1956 and 1957
2. People living at home with Down’s syndrome born between 1-1-1956 up to and including 31-12-2002.
3. People with morbid obesity (BMI> 40) born in the period from 1-1-1956 to 31-12-2002.
We do not expect to receive the vaccines before the second half of March. We have already contacted most of the above group by telephone to ask if they would like to receive the vaccine. If you think that you belong to the group and have not received a call, please contact the practice as soon as possible.
We will contact the people who receive the vaccine by telephone to schedule an appointment. During the call we will explain the procedure for the vaccination. Pay attention! Due to a tight schedule, it will not be possible to choose a date or time!
PAY ATTENTION! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
In connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 (the Corona virus) and the limitation of the spread of the infection, you cannot schedule an appointment yourself at this time and we ask you not to come to the practice unannounced, REGARDLESS OF THE COMPLAINT.
If you think you need a doctor, use our online services (e-consultation, chat, e-mail) or call the practice to consult with the doctor.
Our practice is well equipped to help you online.
This policy is active from Monday March 16, 2020 until further notice.
We count on your understanding.
Vladan Ilić, the founder of Westerdokters, has been working for more than fifteen years as a family doctor in Amsterdam. His special interests are surgery and psychiatry. Doctor Ilić is born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and lives in Amsterdam since 1991.
Henriette Julien has been closely involved with Westerdokters from the start. Since autumn 2020, she is the chief physician at Westerdokters alongside Vladan Ilic.