Pele gets COVID vaccine, urges social responsibility

Pele obtained his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, calling it an “unforgettable day.”

The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer nice posted the information on his social media channels together with an image of himself receiving the shot in his proper arm.

Pele, a three-time World Cup champion, didn’t disclose the place the dose was given, however he has been staying at his residence in Guaruja, outdoors Sao Paulo, for the reason that pandemic hit Brazil one yr in the past.

“Today is an unforgettable day — I received the vaccine!,” Pele mentioned. “The pandemic is not over yet. We must keep discipline to preserve lives until many people have taken the vaccine.”

Less than 4% of Brazil’s inhabitants has been vaccinated towards the coronavirus.

Brazil has the world’s second highest COVID-19 demise toll, nearing 260,000 victims. Last week was the nation’s deadliest for the reason that starting of the pandemic, with 8,244 confirmed virus-related deaths.

Pele additionally urged his followers to scrub their arms and keep residence if attainable.

“When you go out please don’t forget your mask and maintain social distance. This will pass if we can think of others and help each other,” he mentioned.

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