Alexandre Pato becomes one of the first footballers to reveal he has had the first Covid vaccine as the former Brazil and AC Milan star posts photos of him and his wife getting a shot in America.
- Forward Alexandre Pato is currently practicing his profession in Orlando City, Florida
- He has received his first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine before the MLS starts
- The 31-year-old played for AC Milan for six years and was loaned out to Chelsea
Former AC Milan attacker Alexandre Pato has revealed that he has received the first Coronavirus vaccine in America.
The 31-year-old is currently practicing his profession in Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS after signing a one-year contract in February.
Pato, who spent a very short spell in the Premier League with Chelsea on loan in 2016, has yet to make his first appearance in the United States with the season yet to kick off, but he has had his first Covid vaccine prior to the new campaign.
Forward Alexandre Pato has revealed that he has received his first Coronavirus vaccine in America
Pato revealed the news on his Instagram page alongside wife Rebeca Abravanel
He uploaded photos to his Instagram page on Monday of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose.
The caption read, ‘Today my wife and I got the first vaccination, it’s great to see better days to come!
If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for the Pfizer vaccine), you can register online now to get the COVID-19 vaccine at myvaccine.fl.gov.
Brazilian Pato played for AC Milan for six years and was briefly on loan to Chelsea (R)
“Go get yours and let’s go through this together.”
Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, scoring 10 goals.
The MLS kicks off later this month with Orlando City facing Atlanta United in their first game on April 17.
The United States vaccinates between three and four million people every day
Thirty-two percent of the US population has received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine
David Beckham’s Inter Miami outfit, managed by former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville, revealed their players got their first round of vaccinations on Monday.
“ Inter Miami CF players today received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Inter Miami CF Stadium vaccination site, ” a statement said on their club website read.
Inter Miami is one of the first American professional sports teams to have its players vaccinated; players will receive the second dose in the coming weeks.
Beginning Monday, April 5, anyone 18 and older is eligible for a vaccination against Covid-19 in Florida. The Pfizer vaccine is also authorized for individuals aged 16 and 17 who are accompanied by a guardian and complete the Covid-19 vaccine screening and consent form.
“The vaccination site at Inter Miami CF Stadium has been operated by Broward Health since January 12, 2021, with up to 1,500 pre-registered patients receiving their injections per day.”
Currently, Covid cases in the US are increasing at an average of about 60,000 per day, similar to what was seen during the summer of 2020.
According to the CDC, 106.2 million Americans – 32 percent of the population – have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 61.4 million – 18.5 percent – have been fully immunized.