Premier League: 68% of gamers now double vaccinated

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow was hospitalised with Covid-19

Sixty eight p.c of all Premier League gamers have now had each doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the league has introduced.

The Premier League additionally confirmed that 81% of gamers have had at the very least one jab.

The numbers mark a big enhance in uptake of the vaccine.

On the finish of September there have been solely seven golf equipment within the Premier League the place greater than 50% of gamers had been totally vaccinated.

“Vaccination charges are collected by the Premier League on a weekly foundation and the League continues to work with golf equipment to encourage vaccination amongst gamers and membership workers,” the league mentioned.

Earlier this month Republic of Eire worldwide Callum Robinson revealed he had chosen to not be vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, regardless of twice contracting the virus.

Robinson was talking days after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expressed exasperation with Premier League gamers who haven’t had the vaccine.

Klopp mentioned that “99%” of his gamers have been vaccinated and that he had not needed to persuade them to take action, including that he was jabbed to guard not simply himself however “all of the folks round me”.

Within the English Soccer League, the BBC understands that as of September 49% of gamers had been totally vaccinated – up from 18% the earlier month.

Premier League managers have beforehand referred to as on their gamers to get immunised, together with Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, Nuno Espirito Santo, Steve Bruce and Graham Potter.

“At their age they’re extra open to a few of these conspiracy theories,” England supervisor Gareth Southgate mentioned of youthful folks within the UK.

“They’re studying social media extra, they’re maybe extra weak to these kind of views.

“From what I can see there’s a little bit of confusion round.”

Chart showing vaccination take up by age group
About 60% or extra of individuals within the typical age vary of an expert footballer (18-36 years previous) have had their first dose vaccination

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