Premier League football clubs have held talks about producing a video to promote the covd-19 jabs. However, the project failed to get off the ground because of a shortage of players coming forward to appear in the film.
According to The Daily Mail, many top flight players have yet to receive the jab themselves and uptake has stalled in recent weeks.
The Premier League has refused to confirm how many players have been jabbed. The English Football League (EFL), which is comprised of 72 clubs, said that 70 per cent of all players have been vaccinated.
Speaking at a press conference last week, Manchester Untied boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledged that there was some vaccine hesitancy in his squad. “Some are already vaccinated, some are not sure,” he said, before adding that the club would be providing extra information to educate the hesitant.
According to The Mail Online:
Both leagues have arranged briefings for club managers and captains with deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, in which he sought to debunk numerous vaccine myths, but they are struggling to find players to front a publicity campaign.
The EFL will this week step up their attempts to promote vaccination by sending information to all players in a question-and-answer format, and they are also working with lower division clubs who have smaller medical staffs to set up pop-up vaccination centres at training grounds and stadiums.
The government will inevitably mandate vaccine passports for supporters attending games. It’s a matter of when, not if. This partly explains the desperation to vaccinate the nations premier athletes and persuade them to promote the jabs too. Partly…