- After initial hiatus, Premier League players taking their Covid-19 jab
- More than two-thirds of the league’s players now have both vaccines
- And 81 percent of Premier League footballers have at least one jab
Premier League footballers finally heed their advice on getting their Covid-19 vaccine.
More than two-thirds of players are now fully vaccinated, while 81 percent have received their first dose. This figure is higher than the national average for people under 40, all of whom are Premier League players.
The Premier League finally revealed details of the vaccination status in England’s top tier, after weeks of refusing to open up the numbers and citing medical secrecy.
He said in a statement on Tuesday: ‘We can confirm today that 81% of players have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination, with 68% now fully vaccinated.
‘Vaccination rates are collected by the Premier League on a weekly basis and the league continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination among players and club staff.
‘No specific details about clubs or individuals will be provided by the league and player vaccination rates will be communicated at reasonable intervals in the future.’
The details come just days after a Mail on Sunday poll found that almost all other top leagues have much higher vaccine adoption rates than English football.
Rival sports have attributed their success to reasons that include jab-promoting top athletes and stricter sanctions for unvaccinated players, neither of which has happened in the Premier League.
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There is a dearth of spokespersons among top players in the Premier League with conspiracy theories about virginity and heart defects being shared between WhatsApp groups.
They were unable to persuade their players to take part in a similar promotional campaign, despite a myth-bunking video from UK Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam.
Everton striker Richardson was revealed last week to be a rare lawyer.
Brazil has been involved in campaigns encouraging Brazilians to get vaccinated, and posted a photo of herself on social media receiving her second job.
Meanwhile, government adviser Van-Tam has repeatedly worked with clubs to encourage players to get vaccinated.
In a video sent to Premier League clubs, Van-Tam warned players that they could put their careers at risk by contracting a prolonged covid and also outlined other benefits of getting the vaccine.
Van-Tam’s video is not made available to the public, but is being distributed by clubs to players via WhatsApp video and in Van-Tam’s unique and straightforward style: ‘For you and everyone The best protection – and I am not obsessing over my words here – is the vaccine,’ Van-Tam tells the players. ‘I am going to give you some scientific facts which I think you need as a professional footballer…’
Then he tackles one of the major reasons that footballers have cited for not getting a vaccine, which is that it doesn’t make sense because you can still catch Covid.
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Van-Tam says: ‘Some footballers have been hospitalized with Covid. This is no joke.
‘If you have two doses of Pfizer, it will reduce your chances of getting sick by 85 percent and your chances of ending up in the hospital or dying by 95 percent.
‘It should be very clear that if you don’t get covid, you can’t have covid for a long time. And if you are a top player then you don’t want Covid for long.’
Newcastle goalkeeper Carl Darlow revealed in September that he spent three days on a hospital drip after catching the virus, shortly before getting his first vaccine in July.
Speaking to the BBC about his agony, Darlow said: ‘I took myself to the hospital at around 11 or 12 at night, so that I could stay hydrated, because I was not able to swallow with my glands, hence the swelling. It’s done,” she said.
‘I was seriously worried. When it was at its worst… I didn’t want it to affect my breathing. I knew if I could go in and have a drip and have food and water on my own, I’d be fine but there’s always one thing in the back of your mind, that if it gets in your breath , then you are in serious trouble.
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‘It was probably even two or three weeks after I was diagnosed, that I was still going home after two, three hours in the afternoon and maybe 9-10 hours at night.
‘I had almost every single symptom, I guess. Hot and cold, diarrhea, all, it was not good. Weight wise, I was not able to eat or drink for three or four days, so I lost about five kilos. I don’t think Lucy, my partner, could believe how dirty I was in the face and how much weight I had lost.’
Darlow said his experience baffled some of his Newcastle teammates, but added that many were still resistant to having the vaccine.
He said, ‘I think seeing how I might have convinced them to go and get it done. ‘So it’s hard, because everyone has their own reason, and sometimes it’s hard to have a deep conversation or a deep conversation with your peers about vaccination if they have a very good reason, and you don’t. You can impose it on people.’
Last week, it emerged that the entire wolf squad had been thoroughly vaccinated.
“When you’re in the moment like us and find that you’re getting better and being [back] In general, when you have something that can help us lead normal lives and there’s no evidence that it’s bad, I think we need to take it,’ Wolves star Ruben Neves said. told Sky Sports.
‘We need to think about all the people around us who take it for granted and who we are around to be really nice to them.’