At Dracula’s Castle, located in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors offer a notch in the arm rather than participation through the heart.
The COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the outskirts of Bran Castle in Romania, which is said to have been the inspiration behind Dracula’s home in Bram Stoker’s 19th century Gothic novel “Dracula”.
Vaccination marathons take place every weekend until May, right next to a 14th-century 14th-century hilltop castle, where a meeting is not needed to encourage people to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“We wanted to show people how to get a (vaccine) needle in a different way,” Alexandru Priscu, marketing manager at Bran Castle, told The Associated Press.
Those who are brave enough to get a Pfizer vaccine picture will receive a vaccination diploma, illustrated by a well-administered medical professional with a syringe.
“In addition to the diploma, people get free entry to the castle ‘s torture rooms, which have 52 medieval instruments of torture,” Priscu noted.
Since a frivolous campaign started over the weekend – when nearly 400 people were vaccinated – Priscu said he has received many applications from foreigners who want to be vaccinated in a terrible environment. The bad news for them: only the people of Romania can officially get mad.
The campaign runs in parallel with government initiatives as it accelerates the European Union’s inoculation campaign with a population of over 19 million. The government hopes to vaccinate 5 million people by June 1 to declare “normalcy”.
On Saturday, all the country’s vaccination centers became meetings after 2 pm, and round-the-clock vaccination marathon events have been launched in several Romanian cities.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than one million COVID-19 infections have been registered in Romania and 29,034 people have died.