UAE has begun second phase of vaccination program for Syrian refugees in Jordan

The Emirates Red Crescent has begun the second phase of a vaccination programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

The programme aims to vaccinate 12,000 refugees in the Emirati-Jordanian camps of Mrajeeb Al Fhood, Zaatari, Al Azraq and Al Hadiqa with the COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccine.

It began three weeks ago when thousands of refugees received their first dose.

“The programme is implemented under an Emirati-Jordanian partnership represented by the Emirates Red Crescent, the Department of Health — Abu Dhabi and the Jordanian Ministry of Health, and in coordination with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,” Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the ERC said

This vaccination programme is in line with the efforts made by the UAE as part of the global battle against COVID-19.