Krunoslav Capak Discusses Measures, Croatian Vaccination Rollout

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), Krunoslav Capak, said that the coronavirus vaccination rollout here in Croatia was progressing very well, and that if there are enough vaccinations administered, larger and even mass events similar to the ones we once knew so well and took for granted could be organised for people who had been vaccinated or who have tested negative for the novel virus, as reported by N1.

”It isn’t going to be happening tomorrow or the day after tomorrow, but rest assured, it is being discussed,” Krunoslav Capak said, adding that all of Croatia’s epidemiological measures will remain in force as they are now and that we can be quite sure that nothing will change in the next few weeks.

”With more and more vaccinated people and the arrival of warmer weather, we hope to be able to talk about easing some measures and organising larger gatherings,” Krunoslav Capak said.

”We set a record the other day, we vaccinated 53,000 people, breaking the record from a week ago when 47,000 people were vaccinated,” he said, adding that he hopes to be able to even break that record as we go forward in the fight against the novel virus.

”Everyone is committed to getting as many people vaccinated as possible. Our goal is to be about 55 percent of people, we hope more than that and that would be the beginning of a more peaceful and normal life,” said the director of the CNIPH, emphasising that they are working on education about the virus, the vaccine and a very strong media campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated so that we might return to at least some form of pre-pandemic normality.

Krunoslav Capak said that in the country’s tourism sector, which employs about 65,000 people in total, several thousand people have been vaccinated, and that the CNIPH is sending a larger number of doses to Dalmatian and coastal counties and Istria in order to vaccinate as many tourist workers as possible before the summer season begins, which still has many question marks hanging over its head.

For all you need to know about coronavirus in Croatia, including border, travel and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centres across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and choose your preferred language.


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