It’s reported 98 per cent of Serie A players have received their COVID-19 vaccinations, but there are circa 20 between players and staff members who are refusing.
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with France and there are reports in his country that the player was not vaccinated.
According to La Repubblica newspaper, at least seven Serie A clubs out of 20 have confirmed every single member of the matchday squad has been fully vaccinated.
However, there are circa 20 players and staff members who are still refusing to undergo the procedure, out of a total 1,000.
It’s claimed one club has five different Anti-Vaxxers in the group, another couple of clubs have two who are refusing, while the others all just have one hold-out.
The same report identifies the vast majority of those refusing the vaccine are not Italian, largely from Africa or Northern Europe.
However, Italy still has by far the best vaccination rate in the top European leagues, as La Repubblica claims the English Premier League has only 50 per cent of its matchday group fully vaccinated.
There could be changes with the new Government decree that comes into action on Friday in Italy, although the Green Pass is still active if someone has provided a negative COVID test within 48 hours of a match.
Only those with a Green Pass can enter the stadium, whether they are participating in the game or as a spectator.
— ilbianconero (@ilbianconerocom) October 12, 2021