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Assistant secretary-general for primary health care calls for acceleration of vaccination rollout

The Minister of Health Fares Al-Hawari announced on Saturday that vaccination centers will open to those who are 12 years old and above with no need to pre-register as of Sunday, July 25. (Photo: Unsp
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AMMAN — The assistant secretary-general for primary health care at the Ministry of Health, Ghazi Sharkas, called for accelerating the pace of vaccination against COVID-19. He stated that this is to reduce the number of infections during Jordan's sector reopening process.اضافة اعلان

In a statement to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, he said, "We are about to reopen sectors and schools and universities will continue to stay open, so in order to reduce the number of infections … the pace of vaccination … must be accelerated."

Sharkas condemned people’s unwillingness to undergo COVID-19 testing, as well as the reluctance of institutions and factories to test their employees, indicating that this is not in the public’s interest. He also stated that the Public Health Law allows for stricter measures to be taken against those who refuse testing.

He pointed out that vaccinating pregnant and lactating women is optional, but on the condition that they get tested for COVID-19 on a biweekly basis, and there are no exceptions.

Sharkas indicated that, in Jordan, the percentage of adherence to health measures is low.

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