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Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts supports national vaccination plan

443 medical staff, 1,711 retirement home residents vaccinated in Croatia on first day

ZAGREB, 8 January (Hina) – The Department of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) on Friday expressed support to the national plan for immunisation of the population against COVID-19, and called on medical professionals to get vaccinated.

“Based on the available and sufficient scientific evidence we can claim that the existing vaccines that have been approved or will soon be approved in Croatia are highly effective and safe for mass vaccination against the coronavirus disease,” HAZU says.

We support the national plan for vaccination against the coronavirus disease, and the authorities have started rolling out vaccines to medical professionals and citizens at high risk of developing serious symptoms of COVID-19, says the HAZU.

The academy recalls that when 70% to 80% of the population gets inoculated, this will create much-desired conditions for the end of the epidemic and for going back to a normal life.

The HAZU Department of Medical Sciences has joined a national campaign for raising awareness of the importance of vaccination of healthcare workers against COVID-19. The campaign has been launched by the Croatian Chamber of Nurses.

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