The greatest football player of all time, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pelé received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 this Tuesday (2) at his home in Guarujá, on the coast of São Paulo. At the age of 80, the King of Football celebrated the fact that he was immunized, but he made an alert in order to raise awareness among the population: “The pandemic is not over”, he reinforced.
“Today was an unforgettable day. I received the vaccine!”, Celebrated Pelé. The former player stressed the importance of complying with sanitary measures to avoid contamination by the coronavirus. He took the first dose of CoronaVac, a vaccine developed by the Butantan Institute in partnership with the Chinese laboratory Sinovac.
“We need to maintain discipline to preserve lives while many people have not yet been immunized. Please wash your hands well and stay at home if possible. When you go out, be sure to wear a mask and maintain social distance. This will pass if we can think about the next and help each other “, warned the three-time world champion for the Brazilian team.
Pelé’s appeal comes on the day that Brazil recorded 1,726 deaths due to covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number since February last year, when the first case was identified in the country, and the contaminated cases also continue going up. The data are part of the consortium of press vehicles.
The King of Football turned 80 in October last year and, as he belongs to the group at risk of the disease, he has not left his home and has avoided agglomerations in the pandemic. In return, he uses social media frequently to communicate with fans.
In the comments on the Instagram post, Santos, admirers and celebrities celebrated Pelé’s immunization. “What a special moment The nation of Santos won the day with this image”, published the profile of the team in which the soccer star was consecrated.
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