- Bran Castle, widely believed to have been the inspiration for Dracula’s castle in the classic novel, has opened as a vaccination site
- As part of an immunisation drive, visitors can get a jab without an appointment from health workers in scrubs bearing bloody vampire fangs
- Those who get the jab are handed a certificate hailing their ‘boldness and responsibility’ and entitled to a free tour of the ‘torture chamber’
- Officials hope such drives will help counter vaccine hesitancy in Romania
Willing victims are flocking to get puncture wounds at Romania’s Bran Castle as the site – widely believed to be the inspiration for Count Dracula’s lair – opens as a vaccination centre.
A poster showed vampire fangs replaced with syringes during a coronavirus vaccination drive at the castle this weekend.
Health workers with blood-soaked vampire fangs on their scrubs gave out Pfizer jabs to visitors, who can turn up without an appointment every weekend in May.
‘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, 39-year-old engineer Liviu Necula said.
Those who get the jab are handed a certificate hailing their ‘boldness and responsibility’ and promising they will be welcome at the castle ‘for the coming 100 years’ – as well as offered a free tour of its ‘torture chamber’.