How to get a COVID-19 booster shot in Amman

A healthcare worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. (File Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Besides Jordanians, all foreigners in Jordan can receive the 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine and the 3rd booster shot. Jordan News has compiled some information here for non-Arabic speakers about how to receive the COVID-19 booster shot in Amman.اضافة اعلان

You do not have to pay to get the vaccine in Amman, nor do you need an appointment at any of the sites listed here. Just show up with the proper documentation.

If you received your first vaccine in Jordan, you will need to present your passport and residence permit (iqama), and information about you is already in the Ministry of Health database.

If you received your first vaccine abroad, you will need to present your passport and the original vaccination card. If you are in Jordan on a tourist visa, the barcode sticker in your passport is the “iqama” number you need.

The three easiest places to access by foreigners living in Amman are Prince Hamza Hospital, which is next to the Ministry of Health building between the Basman and Raghadan neighborhoods, Al-Hussein Public Parks, in the Khalda/Dabouq area, and Sports City Gate 1 and Gate 7. The MOH website also lists University of Jordan Hospital, Prince Faisal Hall at King Abdullah II City in Qweismeh, and Abu Nsair Health Center in Al Farouq as booster shot locations.

Depending on the location, you may get a Pfizer, Sinopharm, or Sputnik V vaccine. If you are from the US, you will need to request Pfizer, as the US government does not recognize Sinopharm and Sputnik as valid options.

As of November 22, the UK government started to accept the Sinopharm vaccine. Check with your country’s foreign ministry site and embassy in order to ensure that you are receiving a booster shot which your government recognizes.

Prince Hamza Hospital

The site is open Sunday to Thursday, from 8am to 2:30pm. Both Pfizer and Sinopharm are available for the booster shot.
The vaccination site is on the first floor, and the most direct and closest route to it is to enter from “Al-Mudaraj” entrance on the hospital’s north side, closest to Mahmoud Nuweiran Al-Khaddam Street.

Sports City Gate 1

Is open Saturday to Thursday, from 8am to 2:30pm. Both Pfizer and Sinopharm are available there.

The vaccination site is second door on your left in the building. The employees there indicated that if you were vaccinated outside of Jordan and wanted a booster, you should first go the Ministry of Health building in order to be registered in the database.

Sports City Gate 7

Is open from Saturday to Thursday, from 8am to 2:30pm. Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V are available there, but each for a specific sequence of shots. The Pfizer shot is available as both a first-time vaccine and a booster option, and you do not need to be pre-registered in the MOH database.

The vaccination site is located at the Ministry of Youth Amman Youth Hostel, at the southernmost corner of the park on Queen Alia Street. The gate at Queen Alia Street is open to both cars and pedestrians.

Al-Hussein Public Parks

Is open every day; from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 2:30pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 4pm. As it is open on Friday, and later than 2:30 pm, it may be helpful for people with demanding work schedules.

Only the Pfizer shot is available every day, except Mondays, for both the first two doses and the booster shot. On Mondays, only the Sinopharm vaccine is available.

It is primarily a drive-through site, but people can also walkthrough. The site is on the southernmost parking lot accessible via the entrance road which runs parallel to the southbound lanes of King Abdullah II Street.

At this site, you need to have been registered in the MOH database before arriving as they will not register you in the database at the site. As at all the sites, you will need the passport and residency information. Being pre-registered with the MOH should cancel the need to bring your first vaccine cards, but it is probably wiser to bring them, just in case.

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