The Croatian Ministry of Health reported that a total of 4.6 million doses of vaccine were ordered from three different suppliers to effectively combat the COVID 19 pandemic. They cautiously expect to be able to start the first vaccinations in December 2020, but an exact date has not yet been set.
A ministry spokesman described this early date as optimistic, but possible. Sufficient vaccination protection could be available by early 2021 at the latest. Initially, according to the plan, the vaccine doses for particularly vulnerable people, especially the elderly, will allow health care workers, nurses, police and military to use COVID-19 protection free of charge. Afterwards, the rest of the population will also have the opportunity to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Corona immunity also ensures tourist season
If these forecasts are confirmed, mass vaccinations in Croatia would make a significant contribution to the success of the coming tourism season. Since tourism contributes approx. 20% of the Croatian gross domestic product, one may assume that this area has special priority, after the aforementioned systemically relevant groups of persons were vaccinated against COVID-19.