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October 24 2021 6:51 AM ˚

Health Ministry signs letter of intent to prop up mobile immunizations

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The Ministry of Health signed a letter of intent with the Jordan Red Crescent Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross to provide logistical support for the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. (Photo: Petra)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health signed Wednesday a letter of intent with the Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide logistical support for the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The letter of intent was signed by the minister of health, Firas Hawari, the ministry’s secretary-general of epidemiological affairs, Adel Al-Balbisi, the JRCS’ vice president, Omar Abu Qura, the ICRC chief, Sarah Avrillaud, and the ICRC health department’s coordinator.

Under the letter, the ICRC will support the ministry’s national COVID-19 vaccination campaign by providing logistical support and communication tools to mobile vaccination teams, in addition to implementing community outreach activities.

The logistical support involves providing the vaccination teams with 30 rental cars, portable vaccine coolers, and telecommunication tools that include mobile phones, 30 tablets, and an Internet connection, to ensure smooth and effective vaccination for residents in remote areas.

Meanwhile, the JRCS will provide a number of volunteers to implement community awareness activities by disseminating reliable health information about COVID-19 vaccines, and encouraging communities to get the jab.

Hawari said that concerted efforts in Jordan between the various state institutions had a great impact on ensuring sufficient resources and services to address the ramifications of the pandemic on public health following the outbreak in late December 2019.

He said that the qualitative initiative follows on the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah and HRH Crown Prince Hussein to increase vaccination rates by delivering vaccines across the Kingdom.

Hawari stressed that the ministry, in cooperation with its strategic partners, will endeavor to immunize every family and go to every home to ensure people’s safety and bring down the death rates from COVID-19.

Jordan, he said, was able to secure 17 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover its immunization needs, stressing that these efforts helped curb the spread of the disease and its complications among Jordanians, residents and refugees. 

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