Premier League officials have resorted to making a video with the Government urging players to ignore myths around the Covid vaccine.
Jonathan Van-Tam, the deputy chief medical officer, has agreed to clear up misinformation around the vaccine amid growing concern about footballers refusing get innoculated.
Professor Van-Tam recorded footage on Friday in which he answered a series of questions put to him by a Premier League representative.
It is due to be shared among players imminently to avoid more of the Covid-enforced setbacks threatening to undermine the new season.
Van-Tam recorded a second video that the Premier League will share with fans to stress the importance of getting fully immunised. It is expected to be shared on Premier League social media accounts.
The pressure on players to get the jab is due to increase this week when the Government meets to discuss plans to make vaccine passports mandatory for anyone who attends an event attracting a crowd of more than 20,000 people.
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