Football players who play for Turkish clubs or national teams are included in the priority group to be vaccinated The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced on Wednesday that it will be immunized against covid-19.
The Turkish broadcaster FoxTV quoted TFF chairman Nihat Özdemir as saying: “Football players have been included in the priority group (received dose). Their vaccination will begin soon.”
federal You have not specified the start date of the immunization process. Since the beginning of the league, due to the covid-19 situation, several teams have suffered casualties between players and technical team members every week. The last one is the President of Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Ali Koç, who ranks second in Turkey.
The Turkish medical school welcomes this initiative, but criticizes that other groups that also have permanent connections with others, such as teachers or families of medical personnel, have not yet been vaccinated.
Turkey has launched a vaccination campaign with medical workers over 65 years of age and some priority groups as senior officials.
so far, Approximately 12% of Turks have received at least one dose of the vaccine. The country recorded more than 49,000 new cases yesterday, the highest record since the beginning of the pandemic, and 211 deaths in the country, the highest daily death toll since the beginning of the year.