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Jordan to open Covid vaccinations for 12-year-olds

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Jordan’s well being ministry introduced Saturday that Covid-19 vaccines will now be obtainable for youngsters aged 12 and above.

The ministry “has determined to decrease the Covid-19 vaccination age to 12 years, ranging from Sunday July 25” and with out requiring an appointment, the ministry mentioned in an announcement on its Fb web page on Saturday. “Vaccination shall be non-obligatory, and people below 18 shall be ready to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the consent of their guardian,” the assertion added. Jordan, a rustic of 10 million folks, has formally recorded greater than 763,900 coronavirus circumstances, together with over 9,900 deaths, for the reason that begin of its outbreak. Some 1.9 million folks have been absolutely inoculated towards Covid-19, whereas 2.7 million have obtained an preliminary vaccine dose.

The US, Canada and the European Union have already authorised the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-year-olds. Amman mentioned final month it had concluded a number of agreements to receive a complete of round 12 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, and deliberate to order 5 million extra jabs. The nation final weekend obtained half 1,000,000 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses from Washington. Authorities are pushing the inhabitants to take up the vaccines, and have adopted restrictive or punitive measures focusing on those that fail to achieve this.

The measures embrace requiring unvaccinated or partially vaccinated public sector workers to current a unfavourable Covid-19 take a look at twice per week, and prohibiting the issuance or renewal of labor and residency permits for those that aren’t absolutely vaccinated.


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