COVID-19 Vaccine

All you need to know about the National Vaccination Campaign in Jordan!

The National Vaccination Campaign to fight COVID-19 is carried out by the Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Security and Crises Management.
Any individual on Jordanian soil is eligible to receive the vaccine, and it is free-of-charge. Therefore, you do not have to pay any fees.
Receiving the vaccine is not mandatory, which means you choose whether to receive it or not. However, we encourage you to register to receive the vaccine, especially if you are an elderly, or suffer from chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, respiratory or blood-related illnesses.

Please get your information on the vaccine and its efficiency from official and trusted sources, and avoid rumours, which could be harmful for your safety and health and your community.

Fighting this pandemic and limiting the spread of the coronavirus is a collective effort and responsibility.

What if I don’t have a personal number on the passport or a service card issued by the Ministry of Interior? How do I register?

You may call the hotline established by the National Centre for Security and Crises Management. They will provide you with the support and guidance needed to complete your registration correctly. You may call any of the following numbers:

For morning shifts, please contact:

  • 0797861112
  • 0797861110
  • 0798731110
  • 0797861113
  • 0797861114

For evening shifts, please contact:

  • 0798731110
  • 0797861119

Should I register to receive the vaccine?

You may head to the nearest Ministry of Health facility or private hospital to your location as announced by the Ministry of Health through their official social media accounts on a daily basis. You do not need to register to receive the vaccine, but you need to present a valid identification document (passport, asylum-seeker certificate or Ministry of Interior/service card – for Syrians).

Fighting this pandemic and limiting the spread of the coronavirus is a collective effort and responsibility. We encourage you to receive the vaccine, especially if you are an elderly, or suffer from chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes, cancer, respiratory or blood-related illnesses. Please get your information on the vaccine and its efficiency from official and trusted sources, and avoid rumours, which could be harmful for your safety and health and your community.

The categories that are not advised to receive the vaccine are:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Persons who have allergies
  • Children below the age of 12 years old
  • Immuno-compromised individuals

Who is handling the vaccination campaign?

The vaccination campaign in Jordan is led by the Ministry of Health and National Centre for Security and Crises Management, under the umbrella of the Government of Jordan. UN Agencies are supporting the government’s efforts by delivering useful and accurate information and making sure everyone is aware of their eligibility and of ways to protect oneself.

To date, 29 main vaccination centres and 45 secondary centres are operating across the Kingdom to provide the vaccine. More centres will be added in the coming weeks and months. You may select the nearest centre to your location when registering.

I already contracted the COVID-19 virus. Should I still receive/register to receive the vaccine?

Yes. There isn’t enough evidence on reinfection with COVID-19. However, if 3 months have passed since your infection with COVID-19, you are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Does the vaccine protect from the new variations of the coronavirus?

Preliminary results show no change on the vaccine’s efficacy towards the new variations.

Do I still have to wear the mask after I receive the vaccine?

Yes. Receiving the vaccine protects you from getting sick. However, wearing a mask is essential to limit the spread of the virus in case you contracted it – even if no symptoms were exhibited.

What are the side effects of receiving the vaccine?

The most common side effects are injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle and joints pain, and chills. If you exhibit any of these side effects, you can rest assured that it is completely normal. However, to remain safe, please report it to the Ministry of Health’s platform through the link included in the SMS you receive upon registration.

Who can I contact for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine?

If you need more information and resources on COVID-19 and the vaccination campaign, you may call the following hotline numbers established by the National Centre for Security and Crises Management:

  • Hotline for morning shifts, please contact:
    • 0797861112
    • 0797861110
    • 0798731110
    • 0797861113
    • 0797861114
  • Hotline for evening shifts, please contact:
    • 0798731110
    • 0797861119
  • UNHCR Helpline: 064008000
  • Ministry of Health hotline for COVID-19: 111
  • Follow UNHCR Jordan on Facebook and Twitter

Always make sure to receive your information from official and trusted sources; avoid rumours which may be harmful for your safety and health, and the community.

Who is considered eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

All adults are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their nationalities or residency status, with the exception of those who are reported to having severe allergy. Children aged 12 to 18 are also eligible and encouraged to receive the vaccine, only if when accompanied by the head of household (father or mother).

Categories that are advised not to receive the vaccine are:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Persons with allergies
  • Immuno-compromised individuals