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Jordan receives 78,000 seasonal flu vaccine from Germany

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health has received 78,000 doses of the quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine from the Federal Republic of Germany, within the framework of supporting the Jordanian health care sector.اضافة اعلان

The ministry said in a statement Thursday, that this donation is in cooperation with the WHO office in Jordan, to support the ministry’s efforts in vaccinating health care workers, the elderly over 65, and patients suffering from chronic diseases, as per ministry guidelines that determine target groups to receive this vaccine.

Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari, praised the German government's efforts and their donation of the vaccine, which will contribute to protecting citizens within the targeted groups.

For his part, the German ambassador to Jordan, Bernhard Kampmann, praised the Jordanian health care system’s rapid and professional response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We hope that this shipment of seasonal flu vaccines will help protect people most at risk and reduce the outbreak of the disease to avoid further pressure on health services,” Kampmann said.

In turn, the acting representative of the WHO in Jordan, Laura Jamila Al-Rabi, said: “We greatly appreciate the continuous assistance from the Federal Republic of Germany to Jordan in various fields.”

Rabi said that vaccination is the most effective way to prevent infection and the severe consequences caused by influenza viruses, calling for priority in vaccinating people at risk of seasonal influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The seasonal influenza vaccines provided to targeted groups will contribute to protecting them from influenza during the next flu season, thus maintaining the resilience of the health care system during the pandemic.

The Federal Republic of Germany also donated five million protective masks recently to help curb transmission of the COVID-19 virus in health care settings, while the WHO called on the international community to continue supporting Jordan's preparedness and response to confront the pandemic and its repercussions.

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