Croatian Vaccine Problems Persist as Jab Doesn’t Automatically Equal Covid Pass

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, people who turn up at the “Dr. Andrija Stampar” School of Medicine (Zagreb) will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on July the 14th and 16th, from 16:00 to 19:00, without needing an invitation or booking in advance, and on Wednesday, July the 14th, after vaccination, they will be able to enjoy a free concert by Tango Appassionato if they so wish.

Those who need to receive their second dose can also come for vaccination in this way, and, perhaps more importantly, those who are for whatever reason not insured by HZZO can also come to receive their first or second dose. 

The above marks a turnaround from the previous attitude of only those who are insured by HZZO being able to get the vaccine. There are many reasons a Croatian citizen or legal resident might not be covered by HZZO due to the obstacles and issues many people face when trying to straighten out their health insurance, and it’s refreshing to see that the powers that be who are providing the vaccine during a global pandemic understand that this should absolutely not be a prerequisite to receive it.

Those who are in limbo in regard to HZZO will now be freed from that one Croatian vaccine problem, but might face another in the form of, you guessed it, paperwork.

“Everyone who came for their second dose has how had their second dose. We’re also vaccinating those who don’t have Croatian health insurance (HZZO) now, but they cannot get a covid certificate at this moment in time. At the moment, those certificates can only be obtained by HZZO insured persons, but I believe that the regulations will do their job. Those who are vaccinated will be entered in the records, but they just cannot get a confirmation yet,” said Dr. Mirjana Kujundzic Tiljak.

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