US sending 500,000 doses of Pfizer to Jordan

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AMMAN — The US on Friday announced it is sending 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Jordan, in the latest stage of a global US effort to overcome the pandemic, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

A senior White House official told AFP: "500,000 doses of Pfizer will begin to be shipped to Jordan from the United States. These doses arrive in Jordan on Saturday."

According to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the doses started shipping Thursday and are being sent in a direct arrangement with Jordan, rather than through the international Covax program.

"We are proud to be able to deliver these safe and effective vaccines to the people of Jordan," the official told AFP.

The US Embassy in Amman released a similar statement via Twitter on Friday: "Great news! @WhiteHouse is sending 500,000 doses of Pfizer #COVID19 vaccine to #Jordan! This gift from Pres.

Biden and the U.S. government is a part of our continuing support to Jordan through the #COVID19 pandemic and reflects the importance of our bilateral relationship.”

According to the World Health Organization, there have so far been 9,855 deaths in Jordan from the coronavirus, with the peak in fatalities occurring this March, according to AFP.

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