Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich claims NOT an anti-vaccine after rejecting Covid-19 vaccine due to ‘lack of long-term studies’ … but Thomas Muller hopes unvaccinated teammates ‘will change their minds’
- Joshua Kimmich Says Not Anti-Vaccine After Refusing Covid-19 Vaccine
- Kimmich has not received the vaccine due to concerns about the lack of long-term studies.
- Thomas Muller respects Kimmich’s decision but hopes he changes his mind
- Four other anonymous Bayern Munich players have not yet been vaccinated
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich has insisted it is not an anti-vaccine after rejecting the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Germany international has yet to be vaccinated due to concerns about a lack of long-term studies.
Kimmich stated that taking the vaccine should be an individual decision, adding that he continues to follow hygiene measures.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich has insisted he is not an anti-vaccine
Kimmich said Sky sport: ‘I am concerned about the lack of long-term studies. Of course, I am aware of my responsibility. I follow all hygiene measures and get tested every two or three days. Everyone should make the decision for themselves. ‘
In March 2020, Kimmich, along with his Bayern teammate Leon Goretzka, co-founded an initiative called WeKickCorona, designed to support social and charities that help people fighting the pandemic.
Kimmich told the initiative’s website: “Solidarity is necessary because health is the most important thing, everyone can help.”
Kimmich has not received the Covid-19 vaccine due to concerns about the lack of long-term studies
Sky Sport asked Kimmich why he doesn’t practice what he preaches regarding vaccination.
Kimmich said, ‘That doesn’t mean I don’t practice what I preach. We have donated money to UNICEF so they can make vaccines available in countries without access to vaccines. If people decide they want to get vaccinated, we must do everything we can to make sure they can. ‘
Kimmich says that not being vaccinated does not make a person anti-vaccine. He added that they may be vaccinated in the future.
He said: ‘I find it a shame that there are only vaccinated and unvaccinated in this debate. The unvaccinated seem to match the crown denier or anti-vaccinations. But there are other people who just have concerns, whatever their motives, and I think we should respect that as long as they also adhere to the measures. ‘
‘I am not saying categorically that I will not get vaccinated, I just have some concerns. It is absolutely possible that I will be vaccinated in the future. ‘
Thomas Muller understands Kimmich’s decision but hopes unvaccinated players will change their minds
Kimmich’s Bayern teammate Thomas Muller says he respects her decision not to get vaccinated. Four other Bayern players are also not vaccinated.
However, Muller revealed that he hopes players who have not been vaccinated will change their minds.
Muller told Sky: ‘I, personally, am a friend of vaccination. I hope that players who have not yet been vaccinated change their minds. Ultimately, we all want to get out of this crown phase.
“As far as I know, vaccination is the best way to do it. However, we have to try to respect that (Kimmich’s decision). It is a very fine line, an ethical or moral discussion: the decision is understandable from a human point of view ”.