196,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Jordan: Hawari

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-06 16:41

Last Updated: 2021-04-12 21:01


196,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Jordan: Hawari
196,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine arrive in Jordan: Hawari

The Minister of Health Firas Al-Hawari said that a total of 196,000 doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in the Kingdom Tuesday.

Hawari added that the Ministry of Health (MoH) is working to increase the number of vaccination centers to more than 150 centers across Jordan.

He said that more than one million people have registered to receive the coronavirus vaccine on the MoH’s official online platform.

In turn, the Head of the Coronavirus Portfolio and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health for Epidemics and Communicable Diseases Adel Al-Belbisi said that Jordan has purchased nine million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines, respectively, with 35,000 doses reaching per week, confirming the ability to vaccinate from 50,000-60,000 doses per day.

Monday, Belbisi told Roya 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.

Jan. 13, Jordan began its national COVID-19 vaccination campaign.


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