The chance that our Red Devils will be vaccinated as a priority in the run-up to the European Championship next summer, just like their Italian colleagues, seems virtually non-existent. “That is not immediately on the agenda,” says Minister of Sports Ben Weyts (N-VA). “The vaccination of teachers has priority.”
The players of the Italian national team received their first dose of the corona vaccine in Rome and Milan in recent days. Italy is the first country to vaccinate its footballers as a priority in the run-up to the European Championship. The chance that the Red Devils will also be vaccinated as a priority, as previously happened with a large number of Belgian Olympians, seems rather small.
“We give priority to the Olympians to give them fair chances against their competitors,” said Minister of Sports Ben Weyts (N-VA). “But in football, for example, the international matches have continued as usual. The priority vaccination of the Red Devils is therefore not an immediate issue. The vaccination of teachers has priority. Football has set up its own testing policy. I stuck my neck out for it so that football and cycling could continue. ”
Then at their clubs
At the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) it sounds that some of the Red Devils will be vaccinated at their clubs. “Many Red Devils live abroad and are therefore already in a vaccination program there,” Weyts confirms.