Vaccination of the elderly begins in nursing home institutions in ZDC

Vaccination of the elderly begins in nursing home institutions in ZDC

ZENICA, April 7 (FENA) – The vaccination against Covid-19 infection for users of the services of nursing home institutions, whose staff was vaccinated about 20 days ago, started today in the homes for the elderly and palliative care centers in the Zenica-Doboj Canton.

As Kemal Efendić, the director of the Public Institution Home for the Elderly Zenica, pointed out in a statement for FENA, that 64 out of a total of 77 users of the institution’s services received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Everyone who has expressed a desire to be vaccinated has been vaccinated. We are happy that, after 19 out of a total of 25 of our employees, who agreed to be vaccinated, our protégés also received the first dose of the vaccine. I hope that everything will go well,” says Efendić, who pointed out that so far, no side effects have been registered in those who were vaccinated.

However, the Pensioners’ Home in the ZDC has asked for additional time to start vaccination in order to secure the signatures of relatives or guardians of their beneficiaries.

“It has been agreed that we will perform the vaccination process in our institution on Friday. We do not want to risk anything, given that only the AstraZeneca vaccine is used for now, which has been placed on hold in a large number of European countries. Fifty-three out of a total of 143 of our beneficiaries expressed desire to be vaccinated,” says the director of that institution, Damir Jukić.

He notes that the first dose of the same vaccine went to 25 of the 53 employees of that institution.