Stories
03 Aug 2022
By: Fedza Lukovac / Shereen Mohamed

Vaccination of Migrants and Refugees against COVID-19

IOM Jordan and the Ministry of Health worked together to facilitate access to COVID-19 vaccination for refugees and migrants

Moha is from Mumbai, India and he has been working in a garment factory in Amman, Jordan, for the past 3 years. “I have family back in India and I need to keep working to provide for them especially after the pandemic and the more vulnerable situation we have been exposed to”.

He received a vaccine against COVID-19, thanks to the IOM and the Jordanian Ministry of Health which partnered to facilitate access to vaccination. Moha shared his experience with vaccination “The process to get vaccinated was clear and easy, me and all my colleagues had the opportunity to receive the vaccine at the factory without having to move anywhere or skip a day at work”.

From September 2021 to June 2022, IOM Jordan in partnership with Ministry of Health supported COVID-19 awareness raising and vaccination among refugee and migrant populations residing outside camps in key host communities across Jordan.

Overall, 25,568 refugees and migrants were vaccinated against COVID-19 through the deployment of Ministry of Health Mobile Vaccination Teams which was supported by IOM with the identification of locations across eight governorates in Jordan.

IOM also trained and deployed 25 community health workers from key geographical areas and communities of relevance to both migrants and refugees. This migrant-to-migrant/refugee-to-refugee approach helped providing correct information and advice on COVID-19 targeting vulnerable communities across the country. 

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well Being