Demand for COVID vaccinations among school students 'remains low': Belbisi

Jordan

Published: 2022-09-03 14:10

Last Updated: 2022-09-26 14:52


Demand for COVID vaccinations among school students 'remains low': Belbisi
Demand for COVID vaccinations among school students 'remains low': Belbisi

Adviser to the Cabinet of Ministers for Health Affairs Adel Belbisi said Saturday that the government will continue to conduct random PCR tests among school students.

In an interview with Roya, Belbisi noted that the epidemiological situation will be monitored to coincide with the start of the new school year. However, he pointed out that the rate of demand for vaccinations among school students “remains low.”

Belbisi lastly called on parents to vaccinate their children against the coronavirus.


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Last week, Dr. Rima Hajjo, a medical and genetic information professor, told Roya that a new coronavirus wave will occur between the end of the fall season and the beginning of winter.

She pointed out that the new wave will be less severe than the previous waves as a result of people receiving vaccinations, in addition to having a societal immunity that prevents them from being affected as it was in previous years.

Jordan recorded five deaths and 3,946 new coronavirus cases in one week (from Aug. 20 until Aug. 26), according to the weekly COVID-19 statistical report issued by the Ministry of Health every Sunday. The total death toll reached 14,110.