Zeman will be vaccinated as he considers the vaccine to be a way out of the crisis.
According to Zeman, the vaccine is probably the only way out of the coronavirus crisis. He intends to get vaccinated, although not in front of television cameras.
He thanked the government for its progress in the fight against the disease, although, he had dozens of reservations about the confusion caused by the representatives.
“The vaccine is most likely the light at the end of the tunnel. And if the vaccine starts working over next year, we will be out of the worst,” the president said. During his vaccination, he will not do “any clown show with TV cameras”.
“When people find out that the president has been vaccinated, this information is important,” Zeman said.
In addition, Zeman called for a sensible marketing campaign to promote vaccination.
He believes that the main reason for the Czech Republic’s delay in preparing for the vaccination of people is the frequent replacement of health ministers, when Adam Vojtěch, Roman Prymula, and Jan Blatný took turns in this position in a short time.
“The slip can be caught up. There is no problem with the vaccine, the problem is with the vaccination centers. I think they are not ready yet, and it is a mistake,” the president said.
While thanking the government, paramedics, soldiers, firefighters, and police, he again strongly condemned those “just barking and criticizing.” He included the opposition, some media outlets, and people who express hate speech on social networks.
Zeman still had a brace on his injured arm during an interview pre-recorded on Saturday at the Lány chateau. The president broke his arm at the end of August and had to undergo surgery at the Central Military Hospital. He said that he would undergo another X-ray examination on Monday and hoped that he would be able to remove the brace soon.