Jan 13 2021

Jordan: Nation begins mass vaccination efforts in Amman to curb pandemic‏

Citizens were seen getting vaccinated at Al Bashir Hospital in Amman on Wednesday.

The first wave of patients, mostly healthcare workers and elderly folks, received text messages alerting them to head to their local health centre to begin the country’s vaccination campaign. According to local media, over three tons of vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm were imported and distributed to around 29 clinics around the country.

“I encourage all fellow citizens to go to the health centres as soon as they get the text message to take the vaccine. It is safe and good; God willing, we will end this epidemic and Jordan will end this crisis and return to what life was before,” said the head of vaccination at Al Bashir Hospital, Dr Mahmoud Al-Kurdi.

Around 5,000 people are expected to be vaccinated before Wednesday, and another 5,000 on Thursday, according to local reports.

Jordan has over 310,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 4,000 related deaths, as per data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.


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