As Cijepi Se Website Fails, Plan for Zagreb Vaccination Revealed

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, as Zvonimir Sostar, the head of the Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute recently confirmed to Index, vaccination through the Cijepi se system has been stopped by the City of Zagreb and the capital no longer intends to continue it in future through the platform.

“That’s right, only those who have applied through their family doctors are being vaccinated. We’re no longer vaccinating people through the Cijepi se platform at all,” said Sostar yesterday morning. He also explained the reasons behind such a decision.

“When we had a meeting with the IT specialists, we asked them if the platform is working properly anywhere, in any county. The answer was that no, it wasn’t working at all. Then we decided entirely on the model that health centres actually carry out the vaccinations, and that we be the coordinators and the logistics behind that. Family doctors refer people, and the order goes through. This way of doing it is successful and it works extraordinarily well, the response is very good,” said Sostar of the Zagreb vaccination plan going forward.

“We’re going to continue as we have done so far, through people’s general practitioners. Until further notice, we’re not going to be taking vaccine registrations through the Cijepi se platform,”

He warned of a major technical problem with the website, which is one of the key reasons why they gave up using the platform. “The platform now only shows the initials, which creates big problems for us. You can’t check the vaccination status with the initials, we have to do the checks, all of which requires extra time,” according to Sostar.

Sostar revealed plans for the Zagreb vaccination process in the weeks ahead.

“We plan to vaccinate people next week as well as this week, which means that there aren’t going to be any vaccinations on Monday mornings and on Friday afternoons. The main reason is that we still don’t have enough vaccines to vaccinate people for hours on end. But that week after the next we plan to provide vaccinations on both Monday morning and on Friday night, as well as on Saturday, at least in the mornings.

As of that week, we estimate that we’ll vaccinate about 6,500 people a day. The news is that we’re introducing three additional teams at the Zagreb Fair. We’re going to vaccinate with AstraZeneca on Monday and Tuesday, and since we should receive 18,000 doses of Pfizer on Monday, that should be enough for us to start vaccinating with Pfizer on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Next week, we should receive 3,500 doses of Moderna and 1,350 doses of Johnson & Johnson,” Sostar told Index.

For more on coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border 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.


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