Jordan launches Covid vaccination campaign

SourceAhram
SectorHealthcare
CountryJordan

The kingdom said on Saturday that it had granted an 'emergency licence' for the use of China's Sinopharm vaccine, the second vaccine it approved after the US-German Pfizer-BioNTech AFP , Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 A health worker shows a dose of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus COVID-19 disease, at a vaccination centre in the Jordanian capital Amman, on January 13, 2020. (Photo: AFP) Jordan launched a Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday, beginning with jabs for healthcare workers, people with chronic illnesses and those over the age of 60. The kingdom said on Saturday that it had granted an "emergency licence" for the use of China's Sinopharm vaccine, the second vaccine it approved after the US-German Pfizer-BioNTech. The first injections were given at hospitals and other healthcare facilities, after the authorities designated 29 vaccination centres across Jordan, including seven in the capital Amman. Wael Hayajneh, head of the epidemics and communicable diseases deaprtment at the health ministry, said Jordan was among the "first 40 countries to be vaccinated" against the novel coronavirus. "I advise everyone to take the vaccine as it is the only ...read more...