Published: 2021-01-20 13:48
Last Updated: 2021-03-01 06:33
Wednesday, the Director of the Health Affairs Directorate for Ma'an Governorate, Amjad Abu Darwish told Petra News Agency that the Ma’an Comprehensive Health Center, which is the main center for providing vaccinations in Ma’an, has vaccinated 500 citizens since the beginning of the national vaccination program in Jordan.
Abu Darwish indicated that the center witnessed a great turnout by those who registered through the Ministry of Health platform, and that an additional room has been opened to facilitate further vaccinations.
He called on citizens to register for the vaccine in order to protect themselves and those around them.
According to the Minister of Health Nathir Obeidat Monday, more than 12,000 people have received the coronavirus vaccine in Jordan.
Obeidat said that the number of applicants on the registration platform has exceeded a quarter of a million people.
Notably, personnel from the Health Ministry and Social Development Ministry began vaccinating the elderly in the White Bed Society care home in Amman Monday as a part of the national vaccination program.
On Jan. 14, Jordan became one of the world's first countries to start vaccinations for UNHCR-registered refugees, according to the UN Refugee Agency. As part of the national COVID-19 vaccination plan. All citizens and residents of Jordan, including refugees and asylum seekers, are entitled to receive the vaccine free of charge.
The vaccines being used are the Chinese-Emirati Sinopharm Vaccine, and the American-German Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.
The national vaccination program began on Jan. 13, 2021.