New batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Jordan in mid-February: Sharkas

Jordan

Published: 2021-02-03 12:22

Last Updated: 2021-10-18 10:40


New batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Jordan in mid-February: Sharkas
New batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive in Jordan in mid-February: Sharkas

Wednesday, the assistant secretary-general of health care at the Ministry of Health Ghazi Sharkas told Roya's Donya Ya Donya that 40,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses remain in Jordan, adding that this number is enough to vaccinate those who received the first dose.

He added that a new batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive in the Kingdom in the middle of February, in addition to another 41,000 doses from the COVAX initiative.

Additionally, he noted that Jordan is currently negotiating with the Chinese company Sinopharm on a deal to supply the Kingdom with a large quantity of the vaccine. The Ministry of Health has begun to equip large halls in Al-Hussein Sport City in Amman, and in Al-Hassan Sport City in Irbid, to vaccinate people inside them, he added.

He indicated that the number of people who received the vaccine is 40,000, and the number of those who registered on the platform to receive the vaccine is 355,000. 

On Jan. 13, Jordan began its national vaccination campaign, using the Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines.


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