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World 'Dracula's castle' offers visitors COVID jab and free visit to torture exhibition

09:10  10 may  2021
09:10  10 may  2021 Source:   news.sky.com

Dracula's castle offers tourists Covid vaccine

  Dracula's castle offers tourists Covid vaccine All visitors to the Romanian castle get a jab and free entry to its exhibit of 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 told Reuters news agency. © Getty Images The 14th-century castle is believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula There is also a hope that the service will bring more people to the castle in Romania's Carpathian mountains, where tourist numbers have fallen during the pandemic.

Visitors to Dracula ' s castle are being jabbed with needles rather than fangs after a Covid -19 vaccine centre has been set up at the Transylvanian site. Medics with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering Pfizer shots to everyone who visits the 14th-century Bran Castle in central Romania. Bran Castle hopes its unique initiative will help boost vaccination numbers. During every weekend in May, anyone can turn up without an appointment to get a jab , and 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

Visitors to Romania' s forbidding Bran Castle , widely known as the inspiration for the lair of Dracula , are being jabbed with needles rather than vampiric fangs in a coronavirus vaccination drive. The Irish author of Dracula , Bram Stoker, is believed to have been inspired by Vlad and descriptions of Bran Castle when writing his 1897 novel that helped found the modern vampire genre. "I came to visit the castle with my family and when I saw the poster, I gathered up my courage and agreed to get the injection," said 39-year-old engineer Liviu Necula.

Bran Castle is known as the inspiration for the vampire's home in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

a large brick building with a mountain in the background: Bran Castle is thought to have inspired Gothic novel writer Bram Stoker © Reuters Bran Castle is thought to have inspired Gothic novel writer Bram Stoker

But visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to leave with puncture marks in their arms than their necks this month.

Like most of the world's tourist attractions, the castle in Romania's Carpathian mountains seen a drop in the number of tourists this year.

So instead, it has become a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

Medical workers with bloody fang stickers on their scrubs are offering free shots of the Pfizer vaccine every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this month.

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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 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

BRAN, Romania — Visitors to Romania' s forbidding Bran Castle , widely known as the inspiration for the lair of Dracula , are being jabbed with needles rather than vampiric fangs this weekend in a coronavirus vaccination drive. "I came to visit the castle with my family and when I saw the poster I gathered up my courage and agreed to get the injection," said 39-year-old engineer Liviu Necula. Those who take the jab are handed a certificate hailing their "boldness and responsibility" promising they will be welcome at the castle "for the coming 100 years"—as well as offered a free tour of the " torture

a woman looking at the camera: Medical workers have bloody vampire mouth stickers at Bran Castle © Reuters Medical workers have bloody vampire mouth stickers at Bran Castle

No appointment is needed and vaccine recipients also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture tools.

They will also get what the castle's website describes as a "vaccination diploma" hailing their "boldness and responsibility".

Alexandru Priscu, marketing director of the 14th century castle, said: "The idea... was to show how people got jabbed 500-600 years ago in Europe."

Fernando Orozco, a 37-year-old renewable energy market developer, got his jab on Saturday and was rewarded with his vaccine diploma.

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

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Visitors to “ Dracula ’ s castle ” in Romania can now get the COVID -19 vaccine at the famous site. Doctors and nurses with fang stickers on their scrubs are administering Pfizer shots to guests at Bran Castle , which is believed to be the inspiration for the vampire’s home in Bram Stoker’s novel Visitors can show up for the shot any weekend during May at the castle — where they’ll also be given complimentary entry to tour an exhibit of medieval torture instruments. Fernando Orozco, a 37-year-old Berlin-based renewable energy market developer who has been working remotely out of Romania

"I came to visit the castle with my family and when I saw the poster I gathered up my courage and agreed to get the injection," said 39-year-old engineer Liviu Necula. Those who take the jab are handed a certificate hailing their "boldness and responsibility" promising they will be welcome at the castle "for the coming 100 years" -- as well as offered a free tour of the " torture chamber". Nestled in a misty valley in the Carpathian mountains, Bran Castle is associated with the 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, known as "the Impaler", although he never stayed there. Dracula author Bram Stoker is

Romania's government wants to vaccinate 10 million people by September but it faces an uphill battle.

According to a survey released in April by Bratislava-based think tank Globsec, Romanians have the highest rate of vaccine hesitancy in eastern Europe.

Romania has administered at least 5.7 million doses of COVID vaccines, according to a Reuters tracker.

Assuming every person needs two doses, that's enough to have vaccinated about 14.9% of the country's population.

During the last week reported, Romania averaged about 73,897 doses administered each day and at that rate, it will take a further 53 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

Romania has seen just over one million cases of COVID-19 and almost 29,000 deaths from the virus.

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