Croatian Children Older Than 5 Can Now be Vaccinated in Zagreb

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, competent school doctors will be responsible for vaccinating Croatian children up to the age of twelve, and their parents will also be able to refer their children for vaccination against coronavirus via the Terminko application (app). Preschool children will be vaccinated by selected doctors (pediatricians or GPs/family physicians).

The Croatian Institute of Public Health especially recommends that Croatian children belonging to vulnerable groups, such as those who suffer from chronic illness, are immunocompromised or live with a person categorised as the above be vaccinated.

From now on, all interested parents will be able to vaccinate their children over the age of five against the virus. Parents of children up to the age of 12 can be referred to be vaccinated by their parents via the aforementioned Terminko application, after which they will be vaccinated by a doctor at the school medicine clinic in charge of the school the child attends.

Parents who want to vaccinate their preschool children can now do so by contacting their chosen pediatrician or family medicine doctor. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 can, as before, be vaccinated at any of the mass vaccination points located in the City of Zagreb.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, the vaccination of Croatian children and other young people who have an increased risk of developing a more severe clinical picture should they contract the virus due to chronic illness or some form of therapy which might weaken their immune system is especially recommended.

Vaccination is recommended for both children and young people who share a household with people with chronic diseases, as mentioned, as such people have a much higher risk of developing more severe forms of the disease. Vaccination against coronavirus is also recommended for children who spend longer periods of time in various forms of collective accommodation, which includes overnight stays.

The detailed work schedule of the teams of the School and Adolescent Medicine Service in Zagreb can be found here.

For all additional questions, parents can contact the competent school doctor by e-mail according to the above schedule of school and adolescent medicine clinics of the Andrija Stampar Institute.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, make sure to bookmark our dedicated section and select your preferred language if it isn’t English.


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