Health ministry started administering Pfizer Biontech 'Bivalent' booster dose

Jordan

Published: 2023-04-04 15:20

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 21:01


Health ministry started administering Pfizer Biontech 'Bivalent' booster dose
Health ministry started administering Pfizer Biontech 'Bivalent' booster dose

Tuesday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) began administering the booster dose of the Pfizer Biontech "Bivalent" vaccine in health centers across Jordan.

In a statement, the Secretary-General of the MOH for Primary Health Care and Epidemiology Raed Al-Shboul announced that 100,000 doses of the vaccine had arrived in the Kingdom.

He explained that it is given as a single booster dose to those who previously received two doses of any of the coronavirus vaccines, provided that the last dose was administered at least six months ago.

Shboul said that the MOH received the shipment as a donation from the French government to contribute to the national campaign to vaccinate citizens and residents against COVID-19.

Notably, the vaccination rate in Jordan reached approximately 75 percent of the target group, he pointed out.

Shoboul added that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended the booster dose, especially for the elderly, young people who suffer from chronic diseases, people with weak immune systems and health workers operating on the front lines.

Those who wish to take the vaccine can go to any of the vaccination centers affiliated with the Ministry, which are listed on the ministry's social media pages.