Published: 2021-01-10 10:22
Last Updated: 2021-01-10 14:47
Sunday, the Head of the National Center for Epidemics Firas Al-Hawari told Roya that around 150,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Jordan last night.
Hawari said that 20 million people around the world have received the Sinopharm vaccine, noting that most of its side effects are similar to the other vaccines. He added that there have been no confirmed deaths of vaccine recipients.
He also said that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 94 percent effective and takes a period of two or three weeks to develop antibodies, while the Sinopharm is 84 percent effective and needs 42 days to develop antibodies.
Hawari added that many people participated in Sinopharm trials, including Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat.
Lastly, he stressed that the vaccines are safe.