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Vlad the vaccinator: COVID shots at Dracula's castle

Doctors and nurses with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering free Pfizer shots at 14th century Bran Castle, purported to be an inspiration for the vampire's towering home in Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula".

Castle staff hope the service will bring more people to the site in Romania's Carpathian mountains, where tourist numbers have plummeted since the start of the pandemic.

Anyone can turn up without an appointment every weekend in May. They also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments.