Jordan to receive 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Kharabsheh

Jordan

Published: 2020-12-13 12:37

Last Updated: 2024-06-12 22:12


Jordan to receive 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Kharabsheh
Jordan to receive 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Kharabsheh

The head of the Epidemic Assessment Committee Saad al-Kharabsheh Sunday said that 200,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine will arrive in Jordan during the first quarter of 2021.

This shipment will be used to vaccinate 100,000 people and will be allocated to the elderly, health workers and people with chronic diseases.

Kharabsheh noted that there has been significant decrease in the percentage of positive COVID-19 test results, and number of daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in Jordan. He insisted that the focus should be on decreasing the percentage of positive PCR test results not the daily numbers.

He added that there has also been a significant decrease in the occupancy rate of hospital beds and respirators, which has dropped under 40 percent.

Regarding vaccine-related concerns, Kharabsheh said rumors about the vaccine are not based on scientific evidence, and that the side effects are few, and the success rate is very high.