Packers staff nearly all vaccinated, but players “not quite there yet”

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The NFL has relaxed its COVID-19 protocols for players who are vaccinated and for teams with 85 percent of all players vaccinated. Tier 1 and 2 staff members, including coaches, essentially were given no choice but to get vaccinated.

Some players continue to resist getting the shot, though.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said the team’s Tier 1 and 2 staff members are nearly 100 percent vaccinated, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. That’s the good news.

LaFleur, though, added that the Packers are “not quite there” with the players.

The Packers brought in an outside source not affiliated with the team or the NFL to educate players about the vaccine.

At this rate, COVID-19 will remain an issue for teams this season. That begs the question that Mike Florio posed this morning: Should unvaccinated players on COVID-19 reserve receive their game checks?

6 responses to “Packers staff nearly all vaccinated, but players “not quite there yet”

  1. The Packers have 80% of the roster fully vaccinated. That’s a better % than 26 of 32 teams. Not sure why one would single the Packers out here. Oh wait, yes I do.

  2. It’s voluntary, but if you don’t get the “voluntary” shot, you don’t get paid? Doesn’t sound voluntary to me.

  3. stellarperformance says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:09 pm
    If your head is far enough up your butt, you can’t get infected.

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    Well then, you are 100% bulletproof.

  4. paulhargis57 says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:28 pm
    stellarperformance says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:09 pm
    If your head is far enough up your butt, you can’t get infected.

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    Well then, you are 100% bulletproof.

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    Coming from the old head up backside himself . . .

  5. paulhargis57 says:
    June 10, 2021 at 3:28 pm
    Well then, you are 100% bulletproof.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s funny! Good one, but I’ve been 100% safe since getting the vaccine as soon as it became available. I still enjoy my “freedom” too.

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