Tourists Can Now Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 At Dracula’s Castle In Romania
If you are traveling through Romania and have not yet been vaccinated, you now have the option to get the COVID-19 vaccine and a fun story to go with it. Romanian officials have turned the popular tourist attraction into a vaccination site, offering visitors the option of getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for free during their trip.
Bran Castle, the iconic destination whose former resident may have inspired Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, remains a popular tourist destination. What better way to vaccinate many people than to make it an incredibly convenient and unique experience?
Romanian government uses hotspot to vaccinate more Romanians, says BBC. The country has experienced around 1 million COVID-19 infections during the pandemic and around 29,000 deaths.
Despite this, public reception of the vaccine remains low in Romania, raising concerns about whether enough people will be vaccinated to curb the spread of the virus in the country. The vaccination effort at Bran Castle will take place on weekends throughout May; it does not require an appointment and those who receive the vaccine will have free access to the castle exhibition.
The initiative offers Romania two potential benefits: it encourages people to get vaccinated by giving them a unique opportunity and can increase the number of tourists at a time when they remain very low. It remains to be seen whether this unusual opportunity is appreciated by visitors.