Belgian players to get COVID-19 vaccine before Euro 2020

According to local media, Belgian players will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires a single dose to be fully effective.

Belgium's football players selected for the European Championship will get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the tournament. (Representative Image)   -  AP (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Belgium's football players selected for the European Championship will get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the tournament, the government said on Wednesday.

Belgium, the top-ranked FIFA team, is among the favourites for the big-ticket event, which opens on June 11.

“This is very important regarding the role we want to play at the championship," the Belgian federation said.

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“We're very grateful to all people who made this possible."

According to local media, Belgian players will receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires a single dose to be fully effective and is distributed in Europe by subsidiary Janssen.

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Belgium will open its campaign against Russia on June 12. It will then face Denmark and Finland in Group B.

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