Leading Serbian epidemiologist to Novak Djokovic: Avoid questions about vaccination



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Leading Serbian epidemiologist to Novak Djokovic: Avoid questions about vaccination

Head of Infectious Disease at Serbia's CDC & member of crisis team Predrag Kon has urged Novak Djokovic to avoid answering questions about coronavirus vaccination. Two days ago, world No. 1 Djokovic said he was opposed to coronavirus vaccination and that he would have to think what to do if taking a vaccine became compulsory.

"As one of Djokovic’s most loyal fans, I wish I had had the opportunity to emphasize the importance and immense contribution of immunizations for a healthy population. It's too late for such help now, as he’s created misconceptions," Kon said in a Facebook post, as revealed by Ana Mitric.

"Champion, I wish you all the best. In future, however, try to avoid answers to questions about vaccinations because you have a huge impact”. In a live facebook chat with several fellow Serbian athletes, Djokovic said, per Reuters: "Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.

“But if it becomes compulsory, what will happen? I will have to make a decision. I have my own thoughts about the matter and whether those thoughts will change at some point, I don’t know. “Hypothetically, if the season was to resume in July, August or September, though unlikely, I understand that a vaccine will become a requirement straight after we are out of strict quarantine and there is no vaccine yet."