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Inter-Sector Working Group, Jordan: Refugee Response Coordination, Coronavirus – Update May 2021

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General Update

May saw a sharp increase in vaccination rates in camps. Two thirds (8,282) of the 12,007 refugees who have now received one or both doses got vaccinated during May in Za’atari. In Azraq, the number of individuals vaccinated during May corresponds with 3,656 individuals to three quarters of the total individuals vaccinated. in Azraq (in total 4,408 individuals have taken one or two doses), 2,146 individuals, almost all 2,264 individuals vaccinated by the end of May got vaccinated in May. In KAP 11 refugees received first dose bringing the total to 55. by end May 13 received their second dose.

In May, in collaboration with MoH of Jordan and UNHCR, UAE started COVID-19 vaccination campaign in camps, having vaccinated 9,520 Syrian refugees in Za’atari, Azraq and EJC.

As part of ongoing outreach efforts, UNHCR and CSC volunteers facilitated COVID-19 vaccination awareness sessions in Irbid, Ajloun, and Jarash governorates, including KAP, where volunteers joined JHAS staff in home visits.

As of end of May, over 24,500 refugees in EJC, Za’atari and Azraq camps have registered for vaccination on the MOH Platform. This corresponds to 19% of the total camp populations have registered to receive the vaccine, compared to the national average of 24%.