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Alexandre Pato reveals he's had the first Covid vaccine

Alexandre Pato becomes one of the first footballers to reveal he’s had the first Covid vaccine as former Brazil and AC Milan star posts photos of him and his wife receiving jab in America

  • Forward Alexandre Pato is currently plying his trade at Orlando City in Florida
  • He’s received his first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine ahead of the MLS starting
  • The 31-year-old played for AC Milan for six years and was on loan at Chelsea 

Former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato has revealed he’s received the first Coronavirus vaccine in America.

The 31-year-old is currently plying his trade at Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS after joining on a one-year contract in February.

Pato, who spent a very short stint in the Premier League with Chelsea on loan in 2016, is yet to make his first appearance for the side with the season yet to get underway but has had his first Covid vaccine ahead of the new campaign.

Forward Alexandre Pato has revealed he’s received the first Coronavirus vaccine in America

Pato revealed the news on his Instagram page alongside his wife Rebeca Abravanel

He uploaded pictures onto his Instagram page on Monday of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose.

The caption read: ‘Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it’s great to see that better days are coming!

‘If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine at myvaccine.fl.gov. 


Brazilian Pato played for AC Milan for six years and was at Chelsea for short spell on loan (R)

‘Go get yours and let’s get through this together.’

Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which he notched 10 goals.

The MLS is due to kick-off later this month with Orlando City’s facing Atlanta United in their first match on April 17. 

Currently covid cases in the US are rising with an average of about 60,000 per day, akin to what was being seen during the summer 2020 surge. 

According to the CDC, 106.2 million Americans – 32 per cent of the population – have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 61.4 million – 18.5 per cent – are fully immunised. 

The United States is vaccinating between three and four million people every day

Thirty two per cent of the US population has received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine




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