Published: 2021-01-06 00:12
Last Updated: 2021-09-25 11:31
Tuesday, the Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat, revealed that citizens and residents of the Kingdom will be informed which coronavirus vaccine is being administered prior to the vaccination.
In response to a citizen questioning whether individuals will know what vaccine will be taken on Twitter, Obeidat replied: "Yes. When he [or she] comes to the vaccination center, the person is informed of the type of vaccination that will be available to take."
Obeidat added, "We have to take the vaccine, regardless of its type, and a person who received the vaccine is not exempt from home isolation or other preventive measures upon arrival in Jordan or leaving Jordan."
Another Twitter user, who identified as Eman, asked Obeidat: "Your excellency, we need an explanation about the vaccines and what are the differences between them?"
She added, "why Pfizer or why the Chinese vaccine?... When we get clarifications, we will not listen to rumors."
Obeidat responded that "Vaccines have played an important role in protecting people from diseases, as well as contributing to improving peoples' health and getting rid of many dangerous diseases."
He added, "All vaccines that obtain global and local approvals are safe and effective. The disparity between them is only in the manufacturing mechanism."
Obeidat said that even those who are infected with the COVID-19 are required to register to receive the vaccine, adding that there is no need to conduct an antibody test before vaccination.
He noted that he had previously taken the vaccine through his participation in a pilot study of one of the vaccines about two months ago. He said, "Currently, I have enough antibodies, God willing, to protect me from infection. I will definitely take an additional dose later if needed."
In his response to a number of citizens via Twitter, Obeidat emphasized that “Coronavirus vaccinations do not pose complications for people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. People who suffer from anaphylactic diseases are the ones who are asked to inform the doctors about this. Wishing health and wellness to all.”