Committee recommends COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old

Abbas stated on Wednesday that the Aqaba Governorate vaccination rate increased after the government issued Defense Order 32 and implemented it on August 5, mandating unvaccinated employees to show a
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AMMAN — The National Epidemiological Committee (NEC) has recommended that children, aged 5 to 11, be vaccinated against COVID-19, assuring that it is not mandatory, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

During a meeting held Tuesday evening, the committee also recommended that public transport drivers and truckers receive a booster dose, if three months have passed since they received the second jab, in addition to undergoing a PCR test in the Kingdom every 72 hours.

Adviser at the Prime Ministry for Health Affairs and the COVID-19, Adel Balbisi, who is also a member of the NEC, explained to Petra on Wednesday that the recommendation comes after a noticeable effectiveness of the third booster dose in raising immunity against the variant Omicron.

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