Health Ministry announces those under 60 to be included in vaccination campaign

Jordan

Published: 2021-01-17 10:58

Last Updated: 2021-03-06 08:22


Health Ministry announces those under 60 to be included in vaccination campaign
Health Ministry announces those under 60 to be included in vaccination campaign

Sunday, the Director of the national vaccination program at the Ministry of Health Kamil Abu Sel, announced that Jordanians and citizens under the age of 60 will now be included in inoculation campaign, indicating that the total number of individuals who registered through the ministry coronavirus vaccine platform has exceeded 260,000.

During radio statements, Abu Sel said that the platform is conducting periodic filtering to determine vaccine recipients, and to balance between young registrants and those infected with the virus or the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

He added that all those who registered are eligible to take the vaccine, pointing out that among the 260,000 who have registered, there are no medical personnel or security cadres among them.

Abu Sel indicated that the Ministry of Health is striving to provide larger quantities of vaccines to reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the Kingdom.

Additionally, Abu Sel denounced all rumors related to the vaccines, adding that when the approval was taken, the vaccines were tested on more than 50,000 people in several stages. Its efficacy was proven, said Abu Sel, stressing that the ministry is following up with about 4,000 vaccine recipients, with no complications or adverse reactions yet recorded.

Abu Sel urged those who receive vaccine appointments to attend the appointment on time to avoid overcrowding in vaccination centers.

Another batch of the Pfizer vaccine will be arriving Sunday evening to the Kingdom, confirmed Abu Sel.