Covid-19: Jordan opens vaccination to 12-year-olds

The Jordanian Ministry of Health announced the opening from Sunday of the vaccination against Covid-19 to young people aged 12 years.

The ministry “has decided to lower the age of anti-Covid vaccination to 12 years, from Sunday July 25, 2021 and without an appointment,” the ministry said on Saturday in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

“Vaccination will be optional, children under 18 can be administered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the agreement of their guardian”, specifies the text.

The vaccine from the alliance of Pfizer / BioNTech laboratories has already been authorized from the age of 12 in the United States, Canada and the 27 countries of the European Union.

As a reminder, Jordan, which has 10 million inhabitants, has recorded 763,922 cases of coronavirus infection since the start of the pandemic, including 9,948 deaths.

Some 1.9 million people received the full dose of the Covid vaccine while 2.7 million people received a first dose.

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