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Artell: "I Will Ask Potential Players In January About Their Vaccination Status"

16 December 2021

Vaccines saves lives says Alex boss as game at Gillingham postponed over outbreak at Priestfield.

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says that the club have always encouraged the club’s players to get their two jabs and booster vaccination and he admits that it will come into his thinking when he discusses a possible transfer or loan move in January.

Although having your vaccinations is a personal choice, Artell is an advocate of immunisation to protect yourself and others.

Crewe Alexandra’s away fixture at Gillingham this weekend has been postponed due to the home side having an outbreak of Covid within the club.

Artell told the club’s official website: “We spoke to the players at length about the need to get vaccinated. It is their own personal choice and the majority of ours are fully vaccinated. For those that are not we can own recommend that they do because it saves lives.

“That isn’t for me, or the Football Club or anyone else, it is for themselves and protecting their loved ones. It is for everyone’s safety and I would prefer to listen to the scientific experts than the power or social media.

“I think it is important to get vaccinated and it will certainly come into my thinking when I speak to potential players in January. I will ask the question because I think its important.”

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