Many COVID-19 infections among 12 to18-year-olds, Delta infects children

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AMMAN — The Assistant Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health for Primary Health Care Affairs, Dr. Ghazi Sharkas, said the Delta variant infects children, unlike the original virus, which had a very low infection rate on children, according to Al Ghad.اضافة اعلان

He said there are many infections among young people aged 12 to 18 years because they were not infected with the original virus, and they still did not take the vaccine that would have protected them and prevented the spread of virus to others.

Sharkas said that children under the age of 18 require the presence of their guardian to receive the vaccination without a prior appointment, and the ministry has a list that includes vaccination procedures for children between 12 and 18 years and vaccination centers designated for them.

In an interview with “Radio Hala”, Sharkas said that the categories identified by the government who can take the third dose, people over 60 years, health care workers, and people with chronic diseases, are not required to fill out vaccination consent forms for taking the third booster dose of the vaccine.

He said that filling out these papers is limited to people who are not in the specified categories, and who wish to travel according to the requirements of the countries they want to travel to, as it requires them to sign vaccination consent forms for the third dose of the vaccine.

Sharkas said that the epidemiological situation in Jordan is good, stressing that a large proportion of daily infections do not require hospitalization, but said that recently it has been observed that the vaccination rate is lower than usual, therefore citizens must be encouraged to take the vaccine.

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