At exactly 10:03am today Branka Aničić became the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Croatia. This 81-year-old is in a home for the elderly in Zagreb and commented “I didn’t even feel it,” after receiving the vaccine.
Early yesterday morning the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Croatia. In this first batch all members of the European union received the same number of doses, or 9,750 vaccines, and this first step is somewhat of a ceremonial one.
“My name is Branka Aničić. I have just got vaccinated, I greet everyone present, and especially our Prime Minister. We are overjoyed that our home was chosen and that I am the first, to get vaccinated and start a more normal life. The vaccine came quickly, faster than we had hoped. Now all we need to accept is for the sake of friends and family,” said the first woman to receive the vaccine in Croatia.
She added that “I didn't even feel it. We can return to socializing at home, enjoying our beautiful parks, the flowers. Everyone should be vaccinated; nobody should be afraid of it. I love Nordic walking, and I have missed it. I have two great-grandchildren, I'm looking forward to spending time with my grandchildren, that's my biggest wish.”
The first vaccination was attended by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
The first vaccination in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County is planned for tomorrow and again the first person will be from a home for the elderly in Dubrovnik.