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Vlad the vaccinator: Dracula's castle lures visitors with COVID-19 jabs

CoronavirusMay 09, 2021 08:31PM ET
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5/5 © Reuters. Fernando Orozco poses with a mock diploma attesting his vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the temporary vaccination center at Bran Castle, in Brasov county, Romania, May 8, 2021. Inquam Photos/George Calin via REUTERS 2/5

By Luiza Ilie

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Visitors to Dracula's castle are more likely to find puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month, after medics set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Transylvanian attraction.

Doctors and nurses with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering free Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) shots to all-comers at 14th century Bran Castle, which is purported to be an inspiration for the vampire's towering home in Bram Stoker’s novel "Dracula".

Castle staff hope the service will bring more people to the site in Romania's Carpathian mountains, where tourist numbers have plummeted since the start of the pandemic.

Anyone can turn up without an appointment every weekend in May. They also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments.

"The idea ... was to show how people got jabbed 500-600 years ago in Europe," the castle's marketing director, Alexandru Priscu, said.

One of the visitors on Saturday was Fernando Orozco, a 37-year-old renewable energy market developer usually based in Berlin who has been working remotely out of Romania.

"I was already planning to come to the castle and I just thought it was the two-for-one special," he said.

The government has said it wants to vaccinate 10 million of its people by September, but a survey released in April by Bratislava-based think tank Globsec showed Romanians were the least inclined to get vaccinated among the EU’s eastern members.

Vlad the vaccinator: Dracula's castle lures visitors with COVID-19 jabs
 

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Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel May 09, 2021 9:47PM ET
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Jabs are unsafe and only benefiting big pharma
Joel Schwartz
Joel Schwartz May 09, 2021 9:47PM ET
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Polio would like a word with you...
Edward Sims
Edward Sims May 09, 2021 9:33PM ET
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250+ million doses administered, and cases and resistant strains higher than ever. The number of adverse reactions and deaths reported in the VAERS system related to COVID-19 vaccines is higher over the past year than the total number of reactions and deaths related to every single other vaccine combined over the past decade.
Edward Sims
Edward Sims May 09, 2021 9:31PM ET
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Mass injecting the population with experimental vaccines for a virus that is no more deadly than the common flu for the vast majority of the population will be looked back by future populations like we are mo.rons...especially when they see that we created much worse resistant strains and let the virus become endemic by keeping everybody locked up and not allowing young health immune systems to rid it early on.
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Edward Chong May 09, 2021 9:31PM ET
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covid 19 is a common flu. wow i really hope u dont get it.
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Mass injecting the population with experimental vaccines for a virus that is no more deadly than the common flu for the vast majority of the population will be looked back by future populations like we are mo.rons.
 
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