Association complex launches vaccination campaign

A man gets the COVID-19 vaccine at the Professional Association Complex in Amman, on May 4, 2021. (Photo: Tamara Abdin/Jordan News)
A man gets the COVID-19 vaccine at the Professional Association Complex in Amman, on May 4, 2021. (Photo: Tamara Abdin/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Professional Association Complex in Amman launched its vaccination campaign on Tuesday with the aim of inoculating 1,500 people per day over the next 4-6 months, which is open to extension.اضافة اعلان

Head of the Nurses Syndicate, Zaid Al-Kilani, told Jordan News that the initiative will enable the country to go back to its normal course of life. He believes the campaign will lead to the reopening of all sectors.

“The main goal is the cooperation between the private and public sectors to increase the number of people getting inoculated. Studies have proven that social distancing and masks are essential, and so are vaccines,” Kilani said.

Kilani added that the government intensified its efforts over the last period in order to provide a sufficient number of vaccinations.
“There was scarcity from the sourcing companies, so we had to wait until we received the vaccines. Now, more vaccines are available, and they were able to distribute them to more centers,” he said. 

According to Kilani, the aim is to gradually increase the scope of the campaign and expand to more governorates.

“We are starting now with the Professional Associations Complex in Amman. And we hope to open more vaccination centers for other professional associations across the Kingdom,” the doctor concluded.

Majdi Smadi, the general manager of the complex, which is located in Shmeisani, stated that it is the national duty of professional associations to contribute to Jordan’s vaccination campaign.

He told Jordan News that “We want to contribute to distributing the vaccine to the biggest segment of people possible. It is an essential role of the Professional Associations Complex. This will also help us achieve the government’s goal of reopening the sectors by July and enjoying a safe summer.”

Smadi added that it is hard to tell from the first day whether people are responding well to the campaign, but he is confident that it will be successful. 

“I believe the matter is cumulative. At the beginning, very few people signed up to take the vaccine. Rumors spread and people were concerned. But when more people started taking the vaccine with no problems, more people were reassured that it is safe,” he said. “As more people get vaccinated, the numbers will multiply.”

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