Croatian Public Health Institute Updates Rules for Vaccinated, Recovered People

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Croatian Public Health Institute has announced a few new changes according to which vaccinated persons would be exempted from testing and quarantine for nine months following full vaccination, instead of the previous six.

According to a statement published on the Croatian Public Health Institute’s epidemiological services website, health surveillance in the quarantine/self-isolation of close contacts has been extended from the previous ten to fourteen days since the last close contact with an infected person is deemed to have taken place.

Such a decision was made taking into account the growing prevalence of the new Delta variant in the Republic of Croatia and throughout Europe and the slight increase in incidence within the country.

Furthermore, taking into account the recent data on the presumed duration of immunity after recovery and after vaccination, the new Croatian Public Health Institute recommendations are to exempt asymptomatic vaccinated subjects from PCR testing and quarantine only fourteen days after their second dose of the vaccination and not, as before, immediately following it.

In addition to all of the above, the exemption from quarantine and the need for PCR testing for asymptomatic individuals is being extended to nine months from the completion of the second dose of vaccination or from the onset of the disease, and the same applies to asymptomatic individuals who have recovered and received a single dose of vaccine within eight months from the onset of the disease. That will remain valid for nine months following them having received the vaccine.

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