Alemka Markotić, director of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases "Dr. Fran Mihaljević", said in today's HTV show Dobro Jutro, that the areas of Croatia affected by the earthquake are one of the priorities for vaccination and that most likely the entire shipment of the Moderna vaccine will go there.
She added that there is an increased danger of an increased number of new Covid-19 cases, especially since there was an upward curve in Sisak-Moslavina County just before the earthquake.
"It's very important that people get vaccinated in the area," she said.
Markotić said that there has been a significant downward trend in the number of new Covid-19 cases across Croatia for two weeks now, but also that evident decrease in new cases over the holiday period was due to the fewer number of people tested.
She added that for almost a week we have seen an important and significant downward trend in the number of hospitalized people and those on ventilators, which is also good for the health system which, she said, has been quite overstretched in recent weeks.
"At one point, unfortunately, we were among those who have the highest number of infected and hospitalized in percentages, however, such a situation occurred more or less in most countries in Europe and in the world," Markotic told HRT.