If you go to Romania you can get vaccinated at Dracula’s castle | Digital Trends Spanish
This must be one of the strangest vaccination strategies around today. Romania has just reported that it will be vaccinating tourists at the mythical Bran Castle, famous for having served as the inspiration for the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Basically, the 14th century castle has turned into a huge (and spooky) COVID-19 vaccination center, where the Pfizer vaccine is offered free of charge to all who visit.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Romania has registered just over a million infections and almost 29,000 deaths. Local health authorities intend to vaccinate 10 million people by September this year.
The problem is that almost half of Romanians say they are not willing to receive the vaccine. For this reason, the country registers the most worrying denial figures in Europe.
However, it is hoped that the idea of qualifying the castle as a vaccination center will help increase these low numbers.
Thus, those who present themselves to be vaccinated during the weekends of May will also be able to visit the castle facilities for free, where they will have access to an exhibition of 52 medieval torture instruments.
Of course, this unique measure also aims to promote tourist activity in the European country, since it has been strongly diminished as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
In fact, visits have also dropped considerably to the historic castle located in the Carpathian Mountains, 170 kilometers north of Bucharest, the Romanian capital.