BBC mentions Romanian Dracula’s Castle campaign for vaccination

Oana Vasiliu 12/05/2021 | 11:07

A vaccination campaign takes place also in Dracula’s Castle from Bran city (Brasov county), where medics with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering Pfizer shots to everyone who visits the 14th-century Bran Castle in central Romania.

 

“It is part of a government drive to encourage more Romanians to get jabbed. (…) Bran Castle hopes its unique initiative will help boost vaccination numbers. During every weekend in May, anyone can turn up without an appointment to get a jab, and they also get free entry to the castle’s exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments,” notes BBC.

With a vaccination campaign going on, the government has decided to extend the state of alert in Romania by another 30 days, starting with May 13, Raed Arafat, the head of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU), announced on May 10.

The country’s government says it wants to vaccinate 10 million people by September, but almost half of Romanians say they are not inclined to get the jab – one of the highest hesitancy levels in Europe, according to a survey by Globesec.

Bran Castle is one of the most famous landmarks in Romania. Its aura of mystery makes it a must-visit A destination for any traveler.

Bran Castle is located on top of a 200-foot cliff in Transylvania. Dracula is a fictitious character, written by an Irish writer who had never visited Romania. The infamous Vlad — also known as Vlad the Impaler, made Bran Castle his home. One of the world’s most famous castles, Bran Castle, is a museum dedicated to Queen Marie of Romania.

 

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