Amman (UNA-OIC) – Jordan received early Sunday a shipment of 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by the government of the United States.
The consignment is hoped to back up the Kingdom’s national vaccination drive, Minister of Health Firas Hawari said shortly after the shipment arrived at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).
While thanking the US government for the donation, the minister emphasized that Jordanian-US relations are strategic and multifaceted, stressing that the Pfizer vaccines will provide additional thrust to Jordan’s efforts to inoculate citizens and foreigners on its territory.
Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in Amman Michael Hankey said: “When the United States was in dire need, Jordan generously sent us personal protective equipment. Today, the vaccines that America sent are part of the ongoing support provided by the US government to Jordan.”
The American diplomat noted that the total of US aid provided to Jordan to confront the coronavirus amounted to about $36.5 million. He stressed that the donation “reflects our continued commitment to supporting Jordan in confronting the coronavirus pandemic,” and that the US-Jordan partnership aims to save lives and helps Jordan move forward towards achieving economic recovery.