Over 30,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas

Jordan

Published: 2021-01-23 15:56

Last Updated: 2021-03-05 17:46


Over 30,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas
Over 30,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas

The assistant secretary-general of health care at the Ministry of Health Ghazi Sharkas announced Saturday that more than 30,000 people have received the coronavirus vaccine in Jordan. He added that more than 300,000 people have registered for vaccination at the ministry's official online platform.

Sharkas pointed out that the ministry did not receive any reports of extreme or dangerous symptoms among those who received the coronavirus vaccine. Most symptoms that appeared are mild and expected after any vaccination, such as pain, swelling and redness at the injection site, headaches, fever and sometimes joint pain.

Approximately 150 teams are currently following up with citizens who received the vaccine by calling them and asking about side effects.

Jordan launched the national vaccination campaign on Jan. 13, after the first shipments of the Chinese-Emarati Sinopharm vaccine and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine arrived in the Kingdom.

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Sharkas called on citizens to register for vaccination on official online platform.