Anyone over 40 can receive COVID-19 vaccine without appointment starting July 2: Dudin

Jordan

Published: 2021-06-30 11:58

Last Updated: 2021-09-19 19:35


Anyone over 40 can receive COVID-19 vaccine without appointment starting July 2: Dudin
Anyone over 40 can receive COVID-19 vaccine without appointment starting July 2: Dudin

The Minister of State for Media Affairs, Sakher Dudin, announced Wednesday the details of the second phase of the plan to reopen the Kingdom's sectors effective Thursday.

Dudin confirmed that the national vaccination campaign will now allow anyone over the age of 40 to receive the vaccine without a prior appointment, starting Friday July 2, 2021.

Dudin added that the vaccine will soon become available to those under 17 years old, noting that anyone under the age of 18 will be able to register on Jordan's national COVID-19 vaccination platform.

Meanwhile, he said that the most important aspect of the second phase is the curfew clause, which will become from 6am until 12am for establishments, and 1am for individuals.

The vaccination certificate can be used as a permit to move freely during curfew hours, to encourage citizens to receive the vaccine, he said.

Dudin added that all government institutions will return to work at 100 percent capacity as of Thursday, adding that all restrictions within the Golden Triangle area will be canceled.

He indicated that access to the areas of the Golden Triangle will remain according to the previously-set conditions, namely being fully vaccinated or receiving one dose of the coronavirus vaccine with 21 days having passed, or a negative PCR test which will be free of charge whether at airports or bus launch sites. 

In these aforementioned areas, rapid PCR tests will be adopted, so individuals do not reach their destinations only to find themselves infected with COVID-19, forcing them to return.

Regarding in-person education, Dudin stressed that the Minister of Higher Education will soon announce the educational colleges that will return to in-person education with the obligation to receive the vaccine.