250,000 doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive in Jordan by end of this week

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-06 15:30

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 20:15


250,000 doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive in Jordan by end of this week
250,000 doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive in Jordan by end of this week

The Head of the Coronavirus Portfolio and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases Adel Al-Belbisi told Roya Monday that 250,000 doses of the Chinese vaccine are expected to arrive in the Kingdom by the end of this week.

He added that Jordan is currently using four COVID-19 vaccines, Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and AstraZeneca-Oxford.

He indicated that 100,000 doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine and 35,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine have recently arrived in Jordan.

Belbeisi explained that the Ministry of Health has the capacity to vaccinate the largest possible number of citizens and residents of Jordan.

Regarding the postponement of dates between receiving the first and the second doses of the coronavirus vaccines, Belbisi confirmed that the period between the two doses should range between three to six weeks, stressing that this does not affect the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.

He said the main reason behind the postponement is to vaccinate the largest possible number of people in Jordan.