COVID-19 vaccine not mandatory for 12 to 18-year-olds

People in Jordan who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine before July 10 will be able to receive their second jab without having to book an appointment starting Sunday. (Photo: Unsplash)
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AMMAN — COVID-19 vaccines will not be mandatory for 12 to 18-year-olds in Jordan, said Dr. Ghazi Sharkas, assistant secretary-general for Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health, adding that vaccinations are safe and permissible according to international studies, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Adding that the increase in the number of infections among students is to be expected as they didn’t get infected during the first and second waves.

Sharkas said that there are no COVID-19 cases of the Delta Plus variant in the kingdom till now, stressing that this was never a cause for concern.

With regard to the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom, Sharkas said that Jordan has witnessed a gradual rise in the numbers of HIV infections for weeks, as well as in positive tests, indicating that the increases cannot be described as large.

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