Jordan starts vaccination with “Sputnik V” anti-COVID vaccine

The Jordanian Ministry of Health announced on Sunday the start of vaccination against coronavirus with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

“The ministry has begun issuing the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to citizens who signed up through a special website”, – Kamel Abu Sil, director of the national vaccination program at the Jordanian Ministry of Health, told Hala radio.

According to him, now all citizens over 45 years old will be able to receive the vaccine.

New shipments of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to arrive on Sunday and the Chinese vaccine on Monday, the official said.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Jordan, more than 626 thousand cases of COVID-19 infection have been identified, more than 7100 infected have died.

A mass vaccination campaign kicked off in the kingdom on January 13th. The coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese company Sinopharm and the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine have been approved for use. In March 2021, the Jordanian regulator authorized the emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V.

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