Tammy Abraham first England player to confirm he has had Covid vaccine as he urges others to 'do the right thing'

TAMMY ABRAHAM claims being double-jabbed is “the right thing to do”.

The Roma striker has become the first England ace to confirm he has been vaccinated against Covid-19 after The Sun revealed five senior internationals are refusing the jab.

Abraham, 24, said: “I am vaccinated. That is a personal choice.

“I have contracted the virus before, I am in Italy — and for me it is the right thing to do.”

In Italy, adults must be double-jabbed to visit indoor venues such as bars and restaurants.

Defender Fikayo Tomori plays for AC Milan, so lives under the same rules as Abraham — but refused to say if he has also been vaccinated.

Tomori, 23, added: “It is a personal issue. The rules vary from Italy to England, so it is just one of those things where I want to keep it to myself.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said he was “disappointed” at the England stars who are refusing to be vaccinated — while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp compared rejecting the jab to drink-driving.


But Tomori said: “For every person, it is their own prerogative to take it or not to take it.”

Both Abraham and Tomori are at St George’s Park with England ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Andorra and the home game with Hungary on Tuesday.

Tomori added: “We had a meeting about the PCR tests we have to do and staying safe — making sure we’re washing our hands, stuff like that.”

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