Although they might have been criticized, almost all members of the Italian team received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday to participate in the European Championships.
Italy lags behind in vaccinating the population. Only 20.9 million people received the first dose, and another 6.3 million completed the two drugs.
The authorities have promised that, starting from the elderly, the vaccination campaign will be carried out strictly in accordance with the age group.
After obtaining approval from the Italian government, two hospitals in Rome and Milan vaccinated 28 players for the first time.
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile said when leaving Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital: “I want to thank all the staff for their hospitality and good treatment. We are happy and proud of this. Vaccination is very important. We believe in this. The time comes soon for everyone”.
Italian media reported that football players have received the Moderna vaccine.
Does not include players active in foreign clubs. The Roma will not, they will face Manchester United in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday.
The Italian coach Roberto Mancini has made a long list of players who may be called. They may receive full vaccinations for the delayed start of the 2020 European Championship. The event will start on June 11. In the opening game, Italy will face Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.