The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simon, has endorsed this Monday that he go to vaccinate the Spanish soccer team because it is an “exception of interest” that, in his opinion, “can be contemplated”.
Sources from the Ministry of Health have confirmed to EFE that the Public Health Commission will study this Tuesday the request of the Ministry of Culture and Sports so that the players of the Spanish team receive the vaccine as well as the Spanish athletes who will attend the Tokyo Games.
“It is true that we are not talking about just any football matches, many things move around and I can understand that the national team can be considered an exception of interest”, He has assured in the press conference in which he has given an account of the epidemiological situation.
After making it clear that it is his personal criteria, not that of the Government, nor that of the Ministry of Health, Simón has opined that the chief executive, Pedro Sanchez, and the main responsible health workers should also have been vaccinated at the beginning of the campaign. He himself, he explained, was vaccinated last Wednesday and not when essential health personnel were vaccinated.