Joshua Kimmich to get COVID-19 vaccination after lung problems resulting from COVID-19 complications.
Joshua Kimmich of Bayern Munich regrets not receiving vaccination following a lung infection caused by Covid-19.
Kimmich tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and will not return to action until the new year. The 26-year-old Germany international has yet to resume full training.
Kimmich explained to German television station ZDF why he did not get vaccinated: “It was difficult for me to deal with my fears and concerns, that’s why I was undecided for so long.”
Kimmich stated that he is now “fine,” but is not permitted to push his body to its limits “because to mild infiltration” in his lungs.
Following Kimmich’s announcement to ZDF that he is now planning to get vaccinated, Germany’s education and research minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger stated that it was a “wise decision.”
Kimmich, who is capable of playing in both defense and midfield, was first isolated in early November after coming into touch with a positive case.
This meant he missed Augsburg’s 2-1 victory and was unable to play in Bundesliga matches against Arminia Bielefeld and Borussia Dortmund, as well as Champions League matches against Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona, after getting the virus.
Kimmich will miss the Bundesliga’s final three games against Mainz, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg.