Joshua Kimmich Confirms He's Unvaccinated Despite Raising Millions For Covid-19 Campaign, Explains Why
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Joshua Kimmich has confirmed he's unvaccinated despite raising millions for his Covid-19 campaign during the pandemic.
His 'WeKickCorona' initiative raised £6 million to support Germans struggling amid the virus outbreak.
The Germany international was joined by Bayern Munich teammate Leon Goretzka, with each player donating £436,000 to kickstart the campaign.
But despite his efforts against Covid-19, the 26-year-old confirmed reports that he's unvaccinated.
Though he has left the door open to getting jabbed in the future, similar to Callum Robinson whose also refused the jab.
Kimmich is one of five unvaccinated Bayern players, according to BILD.
Asked why he hasn't been vaccinated by Sky Sports Germany via @iMiaSanMia, he replied: "Because I'm unsure about the lack of long term studies."
Kimmich added: "I am of course aware of my responsibility, I follow all hygiene measures and get tested every two to three days - Everyone should make the decision for themselves.
"Nevertheless, I am neither a Covid denier nor an anti vaxxer. I also don't say categorically that I won't get vaccinated at all.
"It is very possible that I will get the vaccine in the future."
Joshua Kimmich confirms he's unvaccinated. Why?: "because I'm unsure about the lack of long term studies" [Sky] pic.twitter.com/6bTSBpzFNd
- Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) October 23, 2021
Kimmich's decision to refuse the jab has been slammed by former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann.
He said: "The biggest issue I see: Many stadiums are requiring vaccination to enter.
"That means there could be a situation where an unvaccinated person is denied entry, yet there are 20 on the field."
Kimmich spoke about his vaccine situation following his side's 4-0 win over Hoffenheim.