Jordan to begin vaccinations Wednesday: Obeidat

Jordan

Published: 2021-01-09 19:25

Last Updated: 2021-01-09 20:06


Photo: USA Today
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Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat announced Saturday that Jordan will begin COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday. 

According to Saturday statements, doses of Sinopharm's vaccine will arrive in the Kingdom late Saturday, with Pfizer vials arriving Monday.

Jordan will also recieve vaccines through the World Health Organization's COVAX initiative, which seeks to provide an equitable vaccine distribution process. 

The Minister of Health indicated that the government has also reached agreements with the companies AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson to provide Jordan with quantities of the vaccines that it will produce as soon as it obtains permission for emergency use globally and locally.

The Ministry of Health has previously announced that over 140,000 Jordanians have signed up to be vaccinated. Priority will go to elderly people and frontline healthcare workers. 

The vaccine will be free and optional.