The Jordanian authorities inaugurated on Monday a vaccination centre in the Zaatari camp located on the border between Syria and Jordan and hosting around 80,000 Syrian refugees.
In this context, the spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan, Muhammad Hawari, said that of the 2,000 refugees in the camp who have registered on the government platform to receive the vaccine, 1,200 meet the criteria set by the Ministry of Health, which has given priority to health personnel, people over 65 and those suffering from chronic diseases. Muhammad Hawari explained that this centre will speed up the vaccination campaign, saving time and effort.
The free vaccination campaign for refugees began in Jordan on January 13. The refugees had to visit a health centre in the town of Mafraq, outside the camp before the new vaccination centre opened.