Andy Murray’s rumored plan to get a vaccine could save his life

Andy Murray won his second-round match on Friday and is seeded No. 2 behind Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon. But after the illness he suffered on Wednesday, which forced him to pull out of the…

Andy Murray’s rumored plan to get a vaccine could save his life

Andy Murray won his second-round match on Friday and is seeded No. 2 behind Rafael Nadal for Wimbledon. But after the illness he suffered on Wednesday, which forced him to pull out of the Queen’s Club tournament, he isn’t 100 percent certain he’ll play at the All England Club. He told the press he had received a letter advising him about the possibility of the men’s HPV vaccination, a hormone-blocking jab. “When you know someone well enough, you’re always going to ask,” he said, adding that others should help raise awareness of the issue.

In 2014, Murray revealed that he had been diagnosed with the skin cancer testicular cancer. “I was basically given between 18 and 30 months to live,” he said in a BBC documentary earlier this year. He underwent treatment before being given the all-clear in 2015.

Murray also said that his desire to have children means his 2017 schedule is packed with tournaments. He has said that this is his first time in a long time without a priority at the Australian Open. The Scot’s schedule may slow even further, if it turns out he needs a hip operation, which he revealed he is considering. But if he does make it to the Wimbledon final, he will play at least one men’s semi-final and at least one women’s singles semifinal. With the chance of three or more last-four matches, he and his peers will have plenty of opportunities to take flu vaccines.

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