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No specific details regarding clubs or individual levels were provided in the statement.

The league said vaccination rates are collected weekly and that it continues to “work with clubs to encourage vaccination of players and club staff.”

Currently 85.9% of the UK population aged 12 and over have received at least one dose and 78.9% have received two doses.

On Monday, the Premier League announced that it had recorded six new positive tests for Covid-19 out of 3,044 tests carried out on players and club staff between Monday, October 11 and Sunday, October 17.

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Earlier this month, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters that “99%” of his squad had been vaccinated and expressed frustration at the apparent slow absorption of rival teams, saying that refusing to be vaccinated “it’s a bit like driving drunk.”

In August England manager Gareth Southgate said he had been abused for appearing in a video encouraging young people to get vaccinated.

And the BBC reported that in an email sent by the Premier League to its clubs in September, the organization said “only teams from seven clubs are over 50% fully vaccinated, so we have a way to go. .

“We are examining if and how we can best ‘reward’ the teams / players who are most Covid compliant and who have chosen to be vaccinated,” the letter reportedly said.


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