32,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas

Jordan

Published: 2021-01-26 10:11

Last Updated: 2021-03-06 11:03


32,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas
32,000 people received COVID-19 vaccine in Jordan: Sharkas

Assistant Secretary General for Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health Ghazi Sharkas Tuesday said the number of people who registered for vaccination in Jordan is below the amount originally hoped for.

Approximately 330,000 people have registered through the online platform, but the government was expecting more than that, he added.

Sharkas said that nearly 32,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine across the Kingdom and 30-35 percent of those who were given a vaccination appointment did not get vaccinated. He pointed out that there are multiple reasons behind that including reluctance to take the vaccine. He added that people who missed their appointments will be given other appointments later on.

The ministry is currently investigating the reason behind many citizens’ reluctance to take the coronavirus vaccine.

He pointed out that, at the same time, many citizens are eager to get vaccinated.


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