When Jordan's vaccination program rolled out on Wednesday, January 13, it also became the first nation in the world to give the Covid-19 vaccine to refugees. "The country has included refugees in every aspect of the public health response to the pandemic, including the national vaccination campaign, proving how it should be done if we are to keep everyone safe," stated Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Jordan intends to vaccinate at 20-25 percent of its population with the coronavirus vaccine, and refugees and asylum seekers can receive it free of charge. The country hosts 744,795 refugees, over 650,000 of them from Syria.

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