The COVID-19 vaccinations started on January 6th in the Netherlands. The Dutch government (“Rijksoverheid”) has received its share of criticism regarding the speed of vaccination so far. It is lagging behind its vaccination roadmap as laid out in December last year. For the first few weeks Rijksoverheid did not have an online vaccination tracker. The number of administered vaccines would be communicated in other ways, such as through Twitter by the Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport.
Starting January 27th, Rijksoverheid started to list the number of administered vaccines alongside its “Coronadasboard“. Every day the number of (estimated) administered vaccines gets updated, the number is a cumulative number of vaccinations administered since January 6th. The dashboard created by Rijksoverheid currently does not display the number of vaccines over time. I think this has to do with the fact that they do not have the actual number of vaccines administered by the day. This might be caused by a delay in reporting of administered vaccines by different institutions. Furthermore, the number of administered vaccines is an estimation based on the vaccines that are delivered to vaccination locations.
Due to the lack of information about administered vaccines over time, I have created a dashboard that can be seen on vaccinetracker.nl. As explained above, these are not the actual administered vaccines by the day. These numbers are the daily reported numbers by Rijksoverheid. It does not give us an actual representation of vaccination speed, instead it gives us somewhat of an idea of what is currently happening.
Below is a screenshot of the dashboard as seen on vaccinetracker.nl. Please visit the website for the interactive version.