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Jordan opens COVID vaccinations for 12-year-olds and up

Jordan’s health ministry announces 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 says in a statement on its Facebook page.

“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 adds.

Jordan, a country of 10 million people, has officially recorded more than 763,900 coronavirus cases, including over 9,900 deaths, since the start of its outbreak.

Some 1.9 million people have been fully inoculated against COVID-19, while 2.7 million have received at least an initial vaccine dose.

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