Jordan aims to reach 100 percent community immunity in November: Belbeisi

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-28 12:46

Last Updated: 2022-06-26 04:49


Jordan aims to reach 100 percent community immunity in November: Belbeisi
Jordan aims to reach 100 percent community immunity in November: Belbeisi

Monday, the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health for Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases Affairs, and head of the coronavirus portfolio Adel al-Belbeisi suggested that the Kingdom would reach 100 percent community immunity among the six million target group in the beginning of November.

Belbeisi said that vaccinating 4.5 million people over the age of 18 means covering approximately 75 percent of the target group, getting closer to community immunity.

He pointed out that citizens and residents between the ages of 12 and 16 will not be vaccinated before the vaccination of people over the age of 18 is complete.

He noted that the ministry is looking into vaccinating the age group between 12 to 16 years old using the Moderna, Pfizer and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines.

He indicated that the ministry plans to exceed the three million dose mark before July 1, by inoculating two million first doses and more than one million second doses.

He added that the next phase aims to reach 4.5 million doses before Sept. 1, followed by the final goal of inoculating six million doses.

He pointed out that all sectors will return to work based on a capacity determined by the COVID-19 situation in the Kingdom, adding that 70 percent of outpatient clinics and hospitals are now receiving all patients.