Aqaba vaccinates 80% of target group

(Photo: Jordan News)
(Photo: Jordan News)
AQABA — Director of Health Affairs in Aqaba Governorate Adnan Abbas has announced that the rate of vaccinations in Aqaba has reached 80 percent of the target group of about 100,000 people. This makes for one of the highest rates among the governorates of the Kingdom. اضافة اعلان

Abbas stressed that the number of those who received the vaccine before Monday reached 126,500 citizens, of whom 76,500 citizens received only the first dose and 50,000 received the second dose.

Abbas added in a statement to Jordan News that there is a “great demand” on the vaccine in Aqaba, especially after two new groups, children over the age of 12 and lactating and pregnant women, were permitted to get the shot. He said that about 31 children have been vaccinated with the consent of their parents and expressed his hope that in the coming days, the vaccination rate in the city of Aqaba will reach 100 percent.

Amin Karim, a citizen who received the second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, praised the procedures taken by the Aqaba Governorate Health Directorate. He said that the process of taking the vaccine was easy, free of any obstacles, and took place in a record time, not exceeding three minutes for each citizen.

Across the Kingdom
The vaccination rate reported by Aqaba is much higher than that in other parts of the country. As of Sunday, a total of 2,788,103 people in Jordan had received the first shot of the vaccine, while a total of 2,060,638 — around 20 percent of the total population — received both doses.

On Sunday, there was an increase in the number of confirmed cases in the country, with a positivity rate of 4.44 percent and 1,061 new confirmed cases.

Aqaba, a coastal tourist hub and part of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Jordanian tourism, has conducted an aggressive vaccination campaign to attract tourists and compensate for the industry’s losses over the past year.

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