More than 1.5 million people have been vaccinated in Croatia with at least one dose so far, the Croatian Institute of Public Health reported on Saturday, and director Krunoslav Capak said that although this is a large number, they would be safer at the beginning of the tourist season if the vaccination process could be accelerated.
"Delaying vaccination and by even just a few days can trigger a whole series of unfavourable events," said the director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak.
“On Friday, July 2, the number of people vaccinated with at least one dose reached 1,500,932. Of these, 1,132,263 individuals were vaccinated with two doses. When the number of people vaccinated with two doses is added to the 23,240 people who received the only required dose of Jannsen vaccine, the number of people for whom the vaccination has been completed is 1,155,503," reads the statement from the Health Institute.
They point out that the share of the total population vaccinated with a single dose is 37 percent, while the same applies to 45 percent of the adult population.
The director of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, Krunoslav Capak, states that since the beginning of the pandemic, 360,067 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Croatia, and that 8,212 people have passed away. "It can be concluded that one in 44 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Croatia has unfortunately passed away.”
The highest completed vaccination of the adult population is in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, where 38.4 percent of the adult population have received both doses of the vaccine.