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Jordan’s king and crown prince receive COVID-19 vaccine

Jordan’s King Abdullah II receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot, a day after the country launched its inoculation campaign.

Abdullah is vaccinated alongside his son Crown Prince Hussein and his uncle Prince Hassan, the royal palace says in Twitter posts accompanied by pictures of them getting a shot in the arm.

Jordan kicked off its COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday with injections for healthcare workers, people with chronic illnesses and those over the age of 60.

Last week the kingdom announced it had approved China’s Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use after giving the green light to the US-German Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

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