Football coach Park gets Covid-19 jab

By Hoang Nguyen   April 5, 2021 | 12:45 am PT
Football coach Park gets Covid-19 jab
Coach Park Hang-seo gets Covid-19 vaccination on April 5, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Football Federation.
Coach Park Hang-seo, along with coaching and medical staff of the national football team, received their Covid-19 inoculations Monday.

Park and 22 members of the national men’s football team were vaccinated at the 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi.

Vaccinated staff include Tran Quoc Tuan, vice chairman of Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), Nguyen Sy Hien, chairman of the National Coaching Council, South Korean assistant coaches and doctors like Lee Young Jin, Park Sung Gyun, Kim Han Yoon, Kim Hyun Tae and Choi Ju Young.

Previously, in order to help national sports teams compete at upcoming international tournaments, the government had allowed prioritized vaccination for athletes, coaches and other staff members.

Since March 30, an average 20 people have received Covid-19 vaccine shots at the military hospital daily. These are all athletes from national teams set to participate in Olympic and 2022 World Cup Asian qualifiers.

On April 8, 9 and 13, there will be 47 other members of the men's football team, mainly players, getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Department of Physical Education and Sports said some players would be vaccinated at 108 Military Central Hospital, while players in southern provinces may get injected at the 175 Military Hospital of HCMC.

Players from Viettel FC, Hanoi FC, and Saigon FC that will compete in AFC Champions League and AFC Cup, which will start in late June, will be part of athletes to be vaccinated.

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