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Ministry expected to allow those with low immunity to receive third vaccine jab

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The Ministry of Health is expected to issue a statement next week allowing people to receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if they have a compromised immune system, according to a source at Health Ministry. (Photo: Jordan News)
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Health is expected to issue a statement next week laying out a plan for allowing people to receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a source at the Health Ministry who spoke on the condition of anonymity.اضافة اعلان

The same source said that “the third dose will be most probably from the same type of vaccine the patient was given for their first two doses.”

He added that the government only plans to give the third dose to those suffering from cancer, kidney failure, bone marrow transplants, and with those with a compromised immune system.

“We may give the chance to everyone to take a third dose but we are waiting for the scientific studies results to determine whether to take this step or no,” the source said.

"The Ministry of Health will designate specific centers to give the third dose of the vaccine to those who suffer from low immunity."

"The ministry's priority is human health and safety so all decisions are based on scientific studies," he said, adding "the epidemiological situation requires us all to work hand in hand and trust the governmental decisions. We do not want any future increase in COVID-19 cases in our country."

On a side note, the source stressed that giving Pfizer to those who have already taken two doses of Sinopharm is "safe and does not pose any danger or risk on their health".

"Citizens could register to receive a third dose of the vaccine for the purpose of travel and work without any fear or concerns," he said. "As I said before all our decisions are based on scientific studies. Preserving human's health is a priority for us."

The source added that "the third dose would not be mandatory but things will be clearer once the statement is issued."

Adel Belbeisi, the Ministry of Health’s secretary general for epidemiology and communicable disease recently told local media that Jordan would be ready to open and lift all forms of curfews and lockdowns by the first of September.

Belbeisi added that our epidemiological situation is reassuring, but the situation still requires citizen's commitment to governmental procedures.

He also indicated that the vaccination rate in Jordan is good is progressing, reaching 55 percent for those who have received one dose, and 45 percent for those who have received two doses.

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