Tai Tzu Ying Doesn’t Want To Take the COVID-19 Vaccine, Yet

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Tai Tzu Ying decides not to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)
Tai Tzu Ying decides not to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. (photo: Shi Tang/Getty Images)

Taipei: Most of the Taiwanese badminton players have received the COVID-19 vaccine end of last week, but, World No. 1 women’s singles player Tai Tzu Ying posted on her social media page that she chose not to be vaccinated due to personal reasons.

Her father explained that it was because Tai Tzu Ying would like to play her best in the Olympics, and she was going through a menstrual cycle, therefore, she has to skip the vaccination for now.

Currently, Taiwan only has the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. On Thursday, it was reported that there had been a total of 168 major blood clots incidents worldwide following a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The potentially deadly blood-clotting condition happened more often in women than men. Therefore, it’s understandable why Tai chose not to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying is the heavy favorite to win the Olympic gold medal. She won the 2020 BWF World Tour Finals and finished as runner-up at the two Thailand Open in January of this year. She is currently actively preparing for Malaysia (May 25 – May 30) and Singapore Open (June 1 – June 6).

Tai’s father said that if there are other suitable vaccines for her in the future, she would still like to be vaccinated. As for now, she will take all COVID-19 safety precautions seriously when competing abroad.

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