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Visitors to Dracula castle get offered COVID jab

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:04 AMBANG Bizarre

Visitors to Dracula's castle in Romania are being offered the coronavirus jab.

Medics wearing fang stickers are providing shots of the Pfizer vaccine to everyone who visits Bran Castle, which is believed to have inspired the vampire's lair in Bram Stoker's iconic horror novel.

During every weekend this month, anyone can turn up to the castle without an appointment to get a jab and will also have free entry to the castle's exhibit of medieval torture instruments.

Bran Castle hopes that the unique initiative will help boost vaccination numbers in Romania while also bringing more people to the attraction in the Carpathian mountains as tourist numbers have fallen during the global pandemic.

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