The number of positive tests in the Premier League has increased recently, with 11 positive cases reported on Monday.
Fellow managers Mikel Arteta, Nuno Espirito Santo, Steve Bruce and Graham Potter have also urged players to have the vaccine.
But Guardiola said he is “not the right person” to convince them. “I think the doctors, the medical department can do it, so the players have to know, that is to protect them, family and the rest of society. But no-one can obligate them to do it,” said the Spaniard, whose mother died after contracting coronavirus in April 2020.
. “I think the best way is explain to them the benefits or not benefits to being vaccinated or not, for themselves, for their families, and for the rest of the people working here and in the street. And after that, everyone is going to did decide.
“But, when all the scientists, all the doctors, all the big specialists about medicine say the only solution to eradicate or help to move forward after this two years of pandemic situation is being vaccinated, I think they should consider it.”