Anyone who is a Croatian citizen or has residency in Croatia can sign-up on-line (Nel Pavletic/PIXSELL) Anyone who is a Croatian citizen or has residency in Croatia can sign-up on-line (Nel Pavletic/PIXSELL)

The website cijepise.zdravlje.hr went live on Monday. Health Minister Vili Beroš said 8,000 people had registered for the vaccine during a beta period last week and on Monday.

“With the launch of this system Croatia has joined a group of leading nations that use a centralized national platform to manage vaccinations. I am confident this is going to give us a successful start in the next phase of the vaccination campaign for which we have set up around 240 vaccination sites around the country,” said Beroš at Monday’s national coronavirus task force news conference.

Anyone who is interested can sign-up at the cijepise.zdravlje.hr website, by calling 0800 0011, or by contacting their family doctor or county public health bureau, Beroš also wrote in a Facebook post.

Individuals who sign-up through the online platform will receive a message via e-mail or text when their appointment to get the vaccine has been scheduled. When and where that will be will depend on vaccine availability and the individual’s priority status. Priority is given to people over 65, those with underlying conditions such as heart disease or immune deficiency. Although, it is recommended that people with chronic illnesses sign-up through their family doctor. The on-line system will also track everyone who has been vaccinated, said Beroš.

The Health Ministry says that anyone who is a Croatian citizen or has residency in Croatia can sign-up on-line.