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    Bundesliga News: Kimmich ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after addressing “fears and worries”

    Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich is ready to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after months of delay in his decision.

    The 26-year-old made headlines in October when he explained that he was unwilling to receive his first dose due to what he perceived as a lack of research into possible long-term effects.

    Kimmich has not appeared for Bayern since November 6 after being forced to isolate himself twice due to close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.

    He was then infected with COVID-19 himself and was excluded this week until 2022 due to a lung problem.

    In an interview with ZDF that will air in full later on Sunday, Kimmich revealed that he is now in a position where he feels ready to be vaccinated.

    “In general, it has been difficult for me to deal with my fears and worries, which is why I have been indecisive for so long,” said Kimmich.

    Despite being absent in the past month, Kimmich has played 18 times for Bayern in all competitions this season.

    Bayern, who are playing their home games behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions in Bavaria, beat Mainz 2-1 on Saturday in Kimmich’s absence.

    Julian Nagelsmann’s men are now six points clear of the Bundesliga lead and will face Stuttgart in their penultimate game of the year on Tuesday.

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