"Thirty players" of Racing 92 received a first injection of anti-Covid-19 vaccine with doses remaining at the end of the day in the vaccine park of Paris La Défense Arena (Hauts-de-Seine), said Wednesday on club president, Jacky Lorenzetti, confirming information from L'Équipe.
“In all vaccination centers, it happens that in the evening, there are doses available and if they are not used, they are out of date.
So we asked the prefect (
Editor's note: Hauts-de-Seine
) who gave us his agreement so that in the evening, only when doses are in the process of being expired, we can give priority to our players ”, Mr. Lorenzetti explained.
La Rochelle also wants to vaccinate its workforce
“We are at about thirty players having received a dose, approximately.
We will stop the vaccination tonight (
Editor's note: this Wednesday
) because we have a match this weekend (
Editor's note: Saturday May 8 against Clermont
), as a precaution against possible side effects, ”added the president of the Ile-de-France club .
The players received a first dose of Pfizer's vaccine, he said.
The Paris La Défense Arena vaccination center, where the players received the injections, is the Nanterre enclosure where the Racingmen play their home matches.
It opened on Monday May 3.
While high-level athletes are not a priority, the Stade Rochelais has also taken steps to vaccinate its workforce.
"In consultation with the town hall and the heads of local vaccination centers, who were in agreement, we first made an approach to obtain an exemption and vaccinate the whole team", explained Pierre Venayre, general manager of the club. on the team.
"We were refused but the Regional Health Agency (ARS) clarified that nothing prohibited us from using excess doses not used, for players and coaches who wished, on prescription," he said. -he adds.
In recent weeks, the French rugby championship has been disrupted again by several postponements of matches following contamination in several clubs.