As the NFL moves closer to a more normal 2021 season, the league continues to monitor how many players have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to a recent report from Mark Maske of the Washington Post, more than half of the players in the NFL have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, when it comes to which teams have the highest vaccination rates, four are reportedly lagging behind.
Those teams are reportedly the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars.
From our NFL vaccination story… More than 50 percent of NFL players have received at least one vaccine dose. Sixteen teams have more than 50 of 90 players vaccinated. Three teams have 70 or more. Colts, Jaguars, Cardinals, Chargers are among those with lower vaccination rates. https://t.co/zH5j0nNS3H
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) June 15, 2021
Recently, the league and the NFLPA created several incentives for players to get vaccinated. Among them are exemption from daily testing, ability to go maskless at team facilities and a lack of travel restrictions.
“The NFL and NFLPA are sending a very clear message to the players: We’re not going to require you get vaccinated, but you’re in for a very long year if you don’t,” Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer said last week.
There’s no way the league will be 100% vaccinated, but the higher that number goes, the more restrictions can be loosened.
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