The English Football League announced on Tuesday that more than 81% of Premier League players have received at least one dose of the vaccine against “Covid-19”, and 68% have been fully vaccinated.
The League, which has sometimes been accused of inaction, wrote in a statement: The Premier League can confirm today that 81% of players have received at least one dose of a vaccine against the Covid virus, and that 68% have been fully vaccinated.
She added: Vaccination rates are collected weekly by the Premier League, and the League continues to work with clubs to encourage vaccination within the ranks of teams and technical staff.
And the media announced in recent days that only 7 elite teams out of 20 have a squad grafted by more than 50%. The UK has been one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 138,000 people dying, but it is also one of the most vaccinated, with 79% of its population over the age of 12 vaccinated with two doses, according to official figures.
The rapid development of the vaccination program allowed the government to significantly ease the measures to combat “Covid-19” targeting large gatherings, and thus the League began the competitions this season with full stadiums.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has been one of the most vocal advocates of vaccination, comparing those who refuse to be vaccinated to drunk drivers who put others at risk.