Tuesday, November 30

Heidenheim’s goal scorer Kleindienst: “It was clear that I would be vaccinated”

Tim Kleindienst from the second division soccer team 1. FC Heidenheim was infected with the corona virus last year. Now he has spoken about the difficult course, the vaccination and the debate about Joshua Kimmich.

When Tim Kleindienst talks about Corona, it’s something very personal. Because the 1. FC Heidenheim goalscorer himself suffered from Covid-19 last year, and therefore has a special look at the current discussion, initiated by Bayern professional Joshua Kimmich. “It quickly became clear to me that I would be vaccinated,” said Kleindienst in an interview with the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” and the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” (Friday).

However, he only wanted to speak for himself. “It is his free decision,” said Kleindienst. Kleindienst did not comment on the other statements made by Kimmich, who had emphasized that he would initially not be vaccinated because of possible long-term consequences of the vaccination.

“Was in bed for two weeks”

During the week, experts such as the chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko), Thomas Mertens, emphasized that long-term consequences of vaccination against the coronavirus “do not occur or are extremely rare for individual vaccines”.

Kleindienst had to find out for himself what serious consequences a Covid 19 disease can have. “I had a hell of a headache, was completely in bed for two weeks and lost three kilos,” he recalls. “It took me three months after that to get back on track to some extent.”

High vaccination rate among the Heidenheimers

This is one of the reasons why Kleindienst decided to have the vaccination – and is therefore in good company in Heidenheim. “With us, almost the entire team, with the exception of three players, is vaccinated.” This is good news for Kleindienst – even after his own personal experience.


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