KinderRijk’s vaccination policy describes how we deal with the placement of children who do not participate in the National Immunisation Programme and how we inform parents about the importance of vaccination.
Parents are not obliged to indicate whether they are following the National Immunisation Programme. It has been decided not to record whether or not a child has been vaccinated or participates in the National Immunisation Programme. We do this because of privacy and because of the unreliability of the information.
There is no legal obligation to vaccinate in the Netherlands. Each parent may therefore decide not to have his/her child vaccinated. There is no legal basis for refusing unvaccinated children from childcare.
In the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease, it is important to inform parents about this in a timely and complete manner. All parents receive the same information, with no distinction between parents of vaccinated and non-vaccinated children. The GGD (Municipal Health Service) provides advice on what information is provided and within what period. KinderRijk follows this advice and informs the parents in accordance with the agreements with the GGD. Naturally, the privacy of parents and child is respected.
More information about the importance of vaccination in childcare can be found here.
In addition, a lot of information can be found via the RIVM website: