Travis Kelce hesitated to get the vaccine, now encourages everyone to get it

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce initially wasn’t sure he would get the COVID-19 vaccine. But he decided to get fully vaccinated so that he could feel safe around his family, and the experience went so well that he’s now encouraging everyone to get on board.

“I love being around family, [so] it was just kind of a family decision that if everybody got the vaccine, we would be able to be around each other safely and comfortably,” Kelce said, via the Kansas City Star. “So that was the biggest thing — it was huge for family. I was definitely hesitant, but it’s only here to help us, and I’m here to just spread the word to try and encourage everybody to get it.”

Kelce is now helping to publicize easy ways to get vaccinated, noting that fully vaccinated players will allow a normal NFL season, and fully vaccinated fans will allow full stadiums.

“I’m just glad that everything’s going to get back to normal here,” Kelce said. “I think this year is going to be absolutely nuts. I can already feel everybody getting back out in the community and the electricity the city’s bringing. Just being able to get back around each other, and I think this vaccine is only going to help make everybody safer and more comfortable to get back to daily life.”

Kelce is speaking out for a cause that may save lives.

26 responses to “Travis Kelce hesitated to get the vaccine, now encourages everyone to get it

  1. Wise decision Travis, glad that you and your family will be able to enjoy being together safely.

  2. It’s also unknown how many lives will be taken from the unknown long term side effects of the vaccine

  3. Kudos to Travis for making the right decision.

    Why anyone is hesitant to get vaccinated is baffling. It does not alter your mRNA (most anti-vaxxers do not know what mRNA is). It does not magnetize you or implant a tracking device in you. Please listen to medical science instead of some idiot on Facebook or talk radio.

  4. I was also hesitant until I saw those Sam Adams beer commercials with the cousin from Boston actor telling me to get the shot. That sold me.

  5. I’m probably ignorant but why folks don’t want a vaccine is beyond me. Last summer people were begging for this, now all of a sudden some folks think the craziest things about it. I’m glad those that were hesitant are slowly realizing that it’s safe and what’s best for your family.

  6. Its everyones choice to get it or not. Just like its everyones choice to work out or not eat fattening foods or not. His choice on will impact him.

  7. That’s the thing. If your vaccinated and you believe it works you shouldn’t worry if somebody else isn’t. That’s what the science says and shows. So nobody should be forced, or coerced to get it.

  8. When you get vaccinated, you are protecting yourself and your family, and helping society to open back up. When you don’t get vaccinated, you are setting the stage for another surge in Covid infections and deaths.

  9. I will make this decision based upon my own personal observations and needs, not based on what Travis Kelce says.

  10. Amazes me that football player inject every type of pain killing drug in their body to play football, but some won’t get vaccinated?

    No logic.

  11. Suspension is the only cure Beasley and Allen. Make them sit until they get vaccinated

  12. We were told from the beginning that this sickness effected the elderly, infirmed, and those with underlying health conditions, the most and the the hardest.

    Seeing how most NFL players are young, rarely have underlying issues, and in peak physical condition, why not leave the choice to them?

    This is a personal health choice, that each person needs to make with their own doctor. With the medical professional they routinely see.

    There shouldn’t be any social pressure. Just educate, and make the best choice.

  13. If it’s so effective; why is the league requiring the testing of players who have been “vaccinated”?

  14. The number of lies our government has told us is too long to list. You can’t argue that fact. Now you just inject something into you you, and they know nothing about. They lied about the death count. Funny how only 4 people died of the flu last year, when 60,000 do normally. How do you know this isn’t a test run? Get a Vax every year for some other so and so? Lambs to the slaughter. Even lambs have teeth. Those of us who refuse are the ones who bite.

  15. You folks who are against the vaccine do realize that this is a communicable disease, right? You have the right to kill yourself but you don’t have the right to kill somebody else. If you catch it and give it to 30 other people before you show symptoms, whatever happens to them is on you. I guess if you’re selfish enough you can live with that.

  16. David Muehlhausen says:
    June 20, 2021 at 11:52 am
    That’s the thing. If your vaccinated and you believe it works you shouldn’t worry if somebody else isn’t. That’s what the science says and shows. So nobody should be forced, or coerced to get it.

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    Seriously, I do not get all the downvotes for comments like this. It is absolutely personal choice. I very reluctantly got it myself, but I would never look down on somebody for making a different choice. If you’re vaccinated, there should be zero concern from you whether or not someone else is. Last I checked, this was still a supposedly free country.

  17. Smart move. He eventually saw the reality. Being vaccinated is protecting yourself but much more protecting your fellow Americans. I wish Kelce would now talk to the Beasley types and get them to get vaccinated. It would be an incredible service to all.

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