December the 28th, 2020 – The long awaited vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has finally arrived in the Republic of Croatia. Vaccination began on the morning of the 27th of December, following the arrival of the vaccines in the country early on Boxing Day morning. Branka Anicic, a citizen of the capital, was the first person in Croatia to receive the vaccine.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Branka Anticic from the Tresnjevka Home for the Elderly in the City of Zagreb has gone from anonymity to being the very first person to receive the new Pfizer coronavirus vaccine here in the Republic of Croatia. After receiving vaccination, Branka Anicic gave a statement to the eager media.
“I just got vaccinated. I’d like to send my greetings to everyone, we are overjoyed that our home was chosen, and that I’ve been the first to receive the vaccine. Let’s finally start moving on with a new life, I hope that will be able to happen soon. The vaccine came quickly, faster than we’d hoped it might. It is now here, now we all need to accept it, for the sake of our friends, our family, and ourselves,” Branka Anicic said.
“I didn’t even feel the vaccination, the needle, it’s as if nothing even happened. We can return to socialising at home, taking part in activities, enjoying the parks and enjoying the flowers,” the Zagreb resident sweetly added. She was not afraid of receiving the vaccine, she says, and has since called on everyone to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in order for us all to collectively move on from 2020 – the year from hell.