Published: 2022-01-22 16:27
Last Updated: 2022-05-24 08:13
The Ministry of Education, in coordination with the National Center for Security and Crisis Management (NCSCM) and the Ministry of Health, will resume Sunday, Jan. 23, the vaccination campaign targeting school students from seventh to 12th grade across the Kingdom.
The Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Education Najwa Qubailat said the campaign targets students who obtained parents' written approval for vaccination, now numbering 43,000, expecting the number to rise after the return to in-person education on Feb. 20.
In an interview with the Jordan News Agency (Petra), Qubailat said that the ministry has designated 42 vaccination centers in its directorates.
She said that 172,445 students (17.73 percent) of the target group, have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 124,422 (12.7 percent), received two doses of the vaccine, in addition to 257 who got the third shot.
She said that 112,669 out of 134,000 Tawjihi students have received the vaccine, with 66,888 taking the first dose, 45,652 the second and 129 the third.
The resumption of the school vaccination program is part of the ministry's keenness to ensure the continuation of in-person education in the second semester, according to Qubailat.
Qubailat urged parents to encourage their children to receive the vaccine for their own safety and the safety of their colleagues and teachers, and to guarantee the continuation of in-class education in all of the Kingdom's schools.