Mexican soccer team gets vaxxed in Kzoo

Kalamazoo's local soccer team held a vaccine clinic for its visiting opponents.

The members of the Mexican soccer team Chivas came to Kalamazoo to take on the Kalamazoo Football Club in a match Sunday afternoon. But they got a lot more than a game.

The Kalamazoo FC got together with Bronson Methodist Hospital to set up a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the next day. And half the Mexican team got vaccinated.

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COVID vaccines are much harder to come by in Mexico compared to the U.S. Currently, the country is allowing vaccinations for people age 40 and up, while in the U.S. anybody 12 and older who wants a vaccine can get one.

“It’s like fresh air for me knowing that my players and my staff and also myself are vaccinated,” said Chivas Team Doctor Arturo Alcalde.

In all, 12 team members and seven staff members were vaccinated on Monday. Nearly half the team had already received an inoculation.

“For the players, they were very, very happy and very amazed how easy it is to get vaccinated there in the United States,” said Alcalde.

You can read more on WOOD TV 8.

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