Jordan To Open Covid Vaccinations For 12-year-olds
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Sun 25th July 2021 | 01:40 AM
Amman, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jul, 2021 ) :Jordan's health ministry announced Saturday that Covid-19 vaccines will now be available for children aged 12 and above.
The ministry "has decided to lower the Covid-19 vaccination age to 12 years, starting from Sunday July 25" and without requiring an appointment, the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday.
"Vaccination will be optional, and those under 18 will be able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the consent of their guardian," the statement added.
Authorities are pushing the population to take up the vaccines, and have adopted restrictive or punitive measures targeting those who fail to do so.
The measures include requiring unvaccinated or partially vaccinated public sector employees to present a negative Covid-19 test twice a week, and prohibiting the issuance or renewal of work and residency permits for those who are not fully vaccinated.