UAE Team Emirates to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at January training camp

Tour de France 2020 - 107th Edition - 19th stage Bourg-en-Bresse - Champagnole 166,5 KM - 18/09/2020 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE - Team Emirates) - photo POOL/BettiniPhoto©2020
UAE Team Emirates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The riders and staff of the UAE Team Emirates squad, including Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar, will be offered vaccination against the COVID-19 coronavirus during a training camp in the Emirates in January, with team manager Mauro Gianetti revealing he has taken part in the phase 3 trials of the vaccine. 

“I was one of 30,000 volunteers in Abu Dhabi who tested the new Sinopharm vaccine. It was in two doses and I didn’t have any side-effects,” Gianetti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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