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Prime Minister again urges people to get vaccinated - we have enough vaccines for everyone

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Nov 07, 2021

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, said on Saturday that everyone should be vaccinated, because that would certainly reduce the dynamics of the infection, the number of hospitalized and then the number of deaths.

The Prime Minister stated this after visiting the Dubrava Clinical Hospital, where together with the Minister of Health Vilia Beroš he met with the hospital management headed by the director Ivica Lukšić and the Crisis Staff and visited the intensive care unit.

"The opinion of Minister Beroš, his colleagues, the expert group, director Lukšić is that the Croatian health care system is functional, that it has the capacity to take care of all patients who are hospitalized and those who will be," Plenković said after the meeting.

He once again stressed the importance of vaccination and called on all those who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated.

“The key message is a warning. I point out once again that we have enough vaccines for everyone," he said.

"We have done everything to ensure that the vaccine is there, vaccination will reduce the dynamics of the infected, those who will end up in the hospital, and then the deceased. Any unvaccinated person who gets infected ends up in the hospital system, essentially taking the place of someone who has some other type of disease and perhaps at this point the health system cannot take care of others who also require care. It is also a question of personal responsibility and solidarity towards others who are in fragile health,” he said.

The Prime Minister added that the data from the last few days is encouraging. According to the data published so far, interest in vaccination is growing, because in the past three days alone, 23,000 citizens were vaccinated with the first dose. Around 57 percent of the adult population is vaccinated which is one of the lowest in the whole of the European Union. The recent jump in vaccines comes after the government announced stricter Covid-19 measures and the extended use of Covid-19 passports.


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