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Consumer Protection urges people to take COVID-19 vaccine

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(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — Consumer Protection called once again on citizens and residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves and their families and all members of society ahead of the winter months that see a rise in airborne infectious diseases.اضافة اعلان

It also advised people to continue taking social distancing measures and to take the necessary precautionary and preventive measures, according to Al Ghad News.

The head of Consumer Protection, Muhammad Obeidat, said Wednesday that His Majesty King Abdullah II pays great attention to this issue, and stresses the importance of taking the vaccine and adhering to public health conditions to ensure the stabilization of the epidemiological situation in the country, and to preserve lives and accelerate recovery of the economic sector.

Obeidat deplored some citizens’ reluctance and refusal to take the vaccine, which is not a small percentage, despite confirmation from health care authorities that the vaccines are safe and have no negative effects on people’s long term health and safety. A large number of people who received the vaccine were not infected with the virus, which contributed to the stability of the epidemiological curve during the past weeks.

Obeidat called on the government to tighten procedures those on who did not receive the vaccine in order to reduce the number of infections, and to intensify penalties for those who do not comply with the public health measures related to the pandemic, as it is not over yet and it still poses a threat to people’s lives.