UM & COVID-19 vaccination
Maastricht University is doing everything to make sure we are safe at UM facilities and would like to provide you with all the information you need. Maybe you are still looking for answers regarding vaccination: Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? What about the side effects? If you haven't received an invitation, how can you make an appointment to get vaccinated? This page provides information about the COVID-19 vaccination and examines on possible concerns.
Answers to your questions
We understand that you want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccines. We have created an FAQ page that offers answers (as far as possible) to the most frequently asked questions.
This list will be updated continuously. On this page, both Dutch and international students can find information about the practical aspects; how, where and when.
UM experts about the COVID-19 vaccine
Recently, Prof. dr. Paul Savelkoul - Professor of Medical Microbiology and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Dr. Astrid Oude Lashof - Internist-infectologist at the Dept. of Medical Microbiology MUMC+, Prof. dr. Stef Kremers - Professor of the Prevention of Obesity at the Dept. of Health Promotion UM, and Dr. Francine Schneider - Assistance professor at the Dept. of Health Promotion UM, were interviewed on the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and the facts and falsehoods that are being communicated on a daily basis.
In a series of video's, supported by scientific evidence, they do their utmost to answer all of the questions you might have.
Watch the first two videos below.
Universiteit van Nederland lectures about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines
In an exclusive for the Universiteit van Nederland, Professor Marjolein van Egmond, Department of Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology, Amsterdam UMC gave four lectures on the COVID-19 virus and the COVID-19 vaccines. In these lectures, she answers questions such as:
- You feel fit, are never sick or, as far as you know, have a well-functioning immune system. So why would you take the corona vaccine?
- The corona vaccine was developed in a short period of time? What do we know about the long-term effects?
- You may have read the stories on social media: the corona vaccine could make you infertile. What is true?
- We already have the British, South African, and Brazilian variants of the coronavirus. Now there are more and more reports about the Delta variant. But how do these different variants arise?
Watch the videos below to find out more.
Based on two surveys amongst students and staff
The content of this page is based on two surveys among UM students and staff asking about their information needs.
This site provides answers from scientific experts from UM and the University of the Netherlands, updated by information from the Dutch Ministry of Health.