The Jordanian Epidemiological Committee recommends a third booster dose of the “Covid” vaccine for adults


Today (Wednesday), the National Committee for Epidemiology of the Jordanian Ministry of Health recommended giving a third booster dose of the “Covid-19” vaccine to all adults over 18 years old.

And the Ministry of Health stated in a statement reported by the official Jordan News Agency (Petra), that “the National Committee for Epidemic Control recommended, in its meeting held today (Wednesday), to give the third dose of the (Corona) vaccine to 18 years of age and over, provided that 6 years have passed. At least months after receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

Usually, the Jordanian government adopts the recommendations of the Epidemiological Committee, which includes leading experts in the field of epidemiology.

Since September, the Kingdom has started giving a third booster dose to people over the age of 60, health personnel and people who suffer from chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure.

The number of injuries in Jordan increased during the past days, recording about 2,500 injuries per day.

So far, the number of people who have received the two doses of the vaccine has exceeded 3.5 million people out of the total population of the Kingdom of ten million people.

So far, the Kingdom has recorded more than 883,000 infections with the “Corona” virus and more than 11,000 deaths.

And the “Pfizer-Biontech” alliance announced yesterday (Tuesday), that it had submitted to the US health authorities a request to authorize it to give a third booster dose of its anti-Covid-19 vaccine to all adults over the age of 18.

Many other countries have previously allowed a booster dose of an anti-Coronavirus vaccine to boost the immunity of those who have been vaccinated, which, according to some studies, appears to diminish after a few months.

For example, France decided to give the third dose to residents of nursing homes, people over 65 years of age, and people at high risk of developing severe symptoms.


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