Brazil icon Pele receives COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil football legend, Pele, on Tuesday received his first dose of the COVID-19 as announced by the 80-year-old on his social media pages.

Sharing a picture of him receiving the shot, Pele who did not disclose where the dose was administered, described it as an “unforgettable day”.

“Today is an unforgettable day I received the vaccine!

“The pandemic is not over yet. We must keep discipline to preserve lives until many people have taken the vaccine,” Pele said.

Less than 4% of Brazil’s population has been vaccinated against the Coronavirus and the country has the second highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, nearing 260,000 victims.

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