Health Ministry to start vaccine booster rollout Sunday

Ministry of Health building
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN  — The Ministry of Health said Saturday it will begin giving COVID-19 booster shots to those over 18 years old who received their second jab six months ago, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Adel Bilbeisi, the Health Ministry secretary-general for epidemiology, stressed the importance of taking the booster, explaining that immunity begins to wane after six months.

The third dose should be the same type as the first two shots, Bilbeisi said, though clarifying that if those caused any complications, the third dose can be exchanged for another type.

He said that there is no additional registration required to receive the third dose, and that anybody who is eligible should go out a vaccination site.
Last week, the National Anti-Pandemic Committee recommended the third dose be given to those over 18 years old six months after their second dose.

In late September, the ministry authorized the booster shot for people older than 60 years old, the immunocompromised, and health workers.

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