Is this the strangest place in the world to get a COVID-19 vaccine? | Condé Nast Traveller India


Looks like bats have got themselves a PR budget. This weekend, tourists who turned up at the Bran Castle in Transylvania were surprised (or shocked, we don’t know) to find out they were getting free shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. It turns out that anyone can show up at the home of Count Dracula any weekend in May and get themselves some Pfizer. This is to encourage all 10 million Romanians to get vaccinated by September.

People wearing masks walking past a banner showing syringes as vampire fangs during the vaccination marathon organised at the Bran Castle. Photo: Daniel Mihailescue / AFP / Getty Images
A vaccination centre at the vaccination marathon at Bran Castle. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / Contributor / Getty Images
People in a tent using their phones light to fill in forms before being vaccinated before vaccination marathon organized at the Bran Castle. Photo:
Daniel Mihailescu / Contributor / Getty Images

The home of Count Dracula is barely the only unusual place for vaccinations. Over the past few months, several unusual places have transformed themselves into inoculation centres, all to encourage people to get themselves a pop. In England, for instance, an 800-year-old Salisbury Cathedral has been playing piped music as the devout come in for their shot. Certainly helps the mood, one imagines. Next door, in Scotland, The Time Capsule Waterpark has also been giving out jabs, while across the ocean, Disneyland in California has devoted a part of its campus to give our doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mixing vaccine with vacation could be the hottest new trend of 2021.



Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*