Demand for vaccines grows, no new variant in Jordan yet

A medical worker administers a man with a COVID-19 vaccine in this undated photo. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — More than 100,000 Jordanians received the third dose of coronavirus vaccine since the beginning of the week, said Bassam Hijjawi, member of the National Epidemiological Committee, according to Ad Dustour newspaper.اضافة اعلان

There have been no complaints about side effects on the part of recipients, said Hijjawi, urging citizens, particularly the elderly, health personnel, and individuals with compromised immunity, to get the booster vaccine.

Jordan is approaching the peak of the new wave, said Hijjawi, adding that there is great demand for PCR tests and for getting vaccinated.

"Getting vaccinated would strengthen people's immunity and protect them if the Omicron variant spreads, but the country must be prepared to secure institutional quarantine and increase efforts to vaccinate citizens,” he said.
While the effectiveness of the vaccine against the mutant variant Omicron is unknown, it still protects against the Delta variant, which is still spreading, stressed Hijjawi.

No cases of people infected with the Omicron variant have been detected; all infections recorded in Jordan are from the mutated Delta, he said.

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