Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Eight New Zagreb Mass Coronavirus Vaccination Points Now Open

November the 10th, 2021 - As coronavirus infection numbers continue to remain at concerning levels across the Republic of Croatia, the vaccination effort has been ramped up in numerous placed. The Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute has stated that there are now eight new Zagreb mass coronavirus vaccination points open to the public.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute has released a fully updated list of Zagreb mass coronavirus vaccination points which have been in operation since Tuesday, November the 9th in various locations across the Croatian capital.

At the Zagreb Fair (Zagrebacki Velesajam), which has been a mass vaccination point since almost the beginning of the vaccine rollout in the country, people can come and get vaccinated against the novel virus from 14:30 to 19:00. They also noted from the Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute that all people who arrive by 19:00 will be definitely be able to be vaccinated and won't be told to come back another day if there is crowding, even if this means that vaccination for that day has to continue after 19:00.

Vaccination has also been made possible as of November the 9th at eight new Zagreb mass coronavirus vaccination points in health centres from 14:00 to 20:00. A list of health centres where you can get vaccinated at the moment in the city can be accessed by clicking here.

At the Croatian Institute of Public Health's coronavirus vaccination point at 64a Radoslava Cimermana in Kajzerica, people can come and be vaccinated from 14:00 to 18:00.

Seven pharmacies in the City of Zagreb, with the specification in this case that the vaccine must be pre-ordered, will also be providing a coronavirus vaccination service, and their list, as well as all updated information relating to it can be found here.

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Saturday, 27 March 2021

Mass Zagreb Citizen Vaccination to Commence After Easter

March the 27th, 2021 - Mass Zagreb citizen vaccination against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is set to take place just after Easter.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, following Easter, a large mass Zagreb citizen vaccination point will be organised here in the Croatian capital. This was confirmed by Dr. Zvonimir Sostar, the director of Zagreb's Dr. Andrija Stampar Institute.

"We're preparing for a large vaccination point to be placed at the Zagreb Fair (Zagrebacki Velesajam), and the desire is for it to be on World Health Day on April the 7th, 2021. Zagreb will do everything it can to carry out the vaccination process according to the current plan,'' explained Dr. Zvonimir Sostar for Vecernji list.

Vaccine delivery dynamics, which have been causing tremendous problems recently, are key to realising that plan. At this large vaccination point, Zagreb could vaccinate about 6,000 citizens a day, which, with six days of vaccination, would be approximately 36,000 vaccinated people per week. In one month, that would be between 150,000 and 200,000 vaccinated people from just this one location.

Despite the plans, vaccine deliveries continue to be uncertain. For the third week in a row now, a planned shipment of Moderna still hasn't arrived, which is a vaccine that has otherwise been delivered regularly so far.

Just over 100,000 people have been vaccinated in Zagreb, and in the first phase, these were the users of homes for the elderly, the staff working at said care homes and healthcare employees. In the second phase, the elderly and chronically ill patients were vaccinated in health centres - of which about 70 percent were vaccinated at health centre ''mini-points'', where teams were vaccinated outside of normal working hours. About 6,000 of Croatia's healthcare workers were vaccinated at the Dr. Stampar Institute, where about two hundred citizens are being vaccinated every day.

As of this week, outpatient clinics in Zagreb are no longer receiving the same number of vaccine doses as they were previously. Those with more patients over the age of 65 and chronic unwell patients, regardless of their age, have now received 32 doses (20 doses of AstraZeneca and 12 doses of Pfizer each), and those with fewer patients in these categories received twelve doses of vaccine each.

So far, each clinic has received 112 coronavirus vaccine doses in four weeks, between 26 and 32 doses per week, depending on the amount of AstraZeneca doses received.

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