Today an organized vaccination in the Dubrovnik sports hall in Gospino polje was held, among which were 1,500 registered tourist and emergency workers were included, as well as citizens who are vaccinated with the second dose.
The Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect, Nikola Dobroslavić, said that the goal was to achieve the immunity of the population in order to preserve health but also enable the recovery of the economy.
“We have to become a vaccinated and safe region to be a desirable destination for tourists. We want to achieve 70 percent of the tourism result from 2019 and I am sure we can. The number of infected people and incidences is falling, and we are among the best in Croatia," said Dobroslavić and praised the contribution of health workers.
Dubrovnik Mayor, Mato Franković, pointed out that this is a strong message for emitting markets that Dubrovnik is an epidemiologically safe city. "The United Kingdom has classified Croatia as 'orange' at the epidemiological traffic light, but the situation is getting better and I believe that, provided that tourism workers are vaccinated, we will be classified as 'green' by the end of May. The trends are good; tourists are currently arriving from eight airlines. We can be optimistic,” said Franković.
The director of the Dubrovnik Health Center, Branko Bazdan, estimated that, according to the current capacity, about two thousand people can be vaccinated in Dubrovnik every day.