14 NFL teams have at least 85 percent of players vaccinated

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With the vast majority of training camps beginning in a week, the NFL’s COVID-19 vaccination numbers continue to rise.

Per Judy Battista of NFL Media, there are now 14 teams with at least 85 percent of their players vaccinated. Plus, more than 78 percent of players in the league have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

While the exact rules and regulations have not yet been announced, the league is expected to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on teams that reach the 85 percent threshold.

With vaccines safe and effective, the numbers should continue to rise as more players report to their team facilities. The restrictions set out by the league and players association incentivize players to get vaccinated so that they may do things like eat in the cafeteria with their teammates and leave the team hotel when on the road.

The first practices for 29 of the 32 teams are scheduled for a week from Thursday.

36 responses to “14 NFL teams have at least 85 percent of players vaccinated

  1. The fact that there are just as many teams who haven’t is an embarrassing indictment of selfish, anti-intellectual American citizens.

  2. When they say 85% threshold, do they mean two shots, or at least one shot ? I say this because of the delta variant.

  3. Teams under 85% will be at a competitive disadvantage operationally, including increased likelihood that players miss games on the COVID list. We’ll find out in a couple months, if not sooner, which teams are focused on winning and which are more concerned about what is said on Fox News.

  4. With vaccines safe and effective…
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    That paragraph shows how ridiculous the “facts” are. What does “effective” mean? I ask because if it does NOT mean vaccinated players will not get the virus then all the restrictions on the nonvaccinated players are complete nonsense. If vaccinated players can still get the virus then why would their protocols be different?

  5. The shaming of those who choose not to get the vaccine is over the top. I got mine but I respect that others can make their own decisions on what they choose to put in their bodies. Anyone that trusts everything they are told by any president or media source is in for a rude awakening. Look at how many times the CDC and Fauci (who we now know to be a fraud) have contradicted themselves. Everyone has an agenda and rarely does it put the common person’s best interests first.

    And re the Fox News comment… kinda like the Wuhan lab theory they reported on last year that was widely mocked by the left? Whoops!

  6. It’s time to list the ones that don’t
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    What are you going to do? Send them nasty messages on Twitter? Vaccinated people are getting Covid anyways. Trump is a giant fatty and he brushed it off like nothing. I’m sure a bunch of football players will be fine.

  7. Players and coaches who have not been vaccinated need to get off their dead behinds and get the shot. Don’t give your division rivals any advantage, and eliminate Covid from the NFL scene.

  8. Please leave the Politics out of vaccine talk… I vote red currently, used to vote blue… I love my 2nd amendment, have had both vaccine shots since January 22nd (I work in the medical field so I had early access) and I wore a mask religiously for the safety of myself and my family and friends! I’m not going to preach that everyone needs to do their part, but I will say people needs to stop listening to Facebook and extreme Left or extreme Right groups, listen to knowledgeable people, physicians who you go to when you get sick! Not people who are “Doctors” because they have a PHD in architecture or Dentists or Chiropractors, or Pediatrists… I’m talking Medical Doctors, the ones you follow up with when you have your heart attack or pulmonary embolism or stroke.

  9. Stop saying the vaccine is safe. You guys are no better than the other media talking heads spewing nonesense about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Meanwhile people are dying, people are becoming paralyzed, women are having miscarriages and a myriad of other adverse effects.

    None of the vaccines available HAVE BEEN FDA APPROVED. The players are risking more by getting the vaccine than they are by the risk of contracting Covid. All of this if fact.

  10. The fact that there are just as many teams who haven’t is an embarrassing indictment of selfish, anti-intellectual American citizens.
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    The free university “education” is clearly wasted on so many.

  11. Stop saying the vaccine is safe. You guys are no better than the other media talking heads spewing nonesense about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness. Meanwhile people are dying, people are becoming paralyzed, women are having miscarriages and a myriad of other adverse effects.

    3.76 billion doses of COVID vaccines have been administered. How many vaccinated individuals have died, become paralyzed, had miscarriages, or suffered other adverse effects since their shots? Data and citations, please.

  12. Do you ever notice the people that get the vax are the ones calling people idiots and stupid and not smart? Yet the ones that decide not to get it are quiet, and don’t care one way or the other if you do or don’t? just sayin…

  13. I can’t be certain of the long term effects the chemicals in a fire extinguisher may have on my health, so I think I’ll just let my neighbors house burn down.

  14. COVID 19 is now the disease of the unvaccinated. Yes, you can get COVID 19 if vaccinated, BUT testing positive and having the disease are different issues. Getting the disease, meaning you have symptoms and need hospital care or die from COVID-19, is only happening with the UNVACCINATED!
    It’s that simple!

  15. Since vaccinated people can still become infected, and more then likely NOT show any symptoms, they can in theory be MORE of a risk because they don’t know they are infectious. Funny how all 50 states have shown an increase in cases over the last 4-6 weeks since mask protocols for vaccinated people have been relaxed.

  16. Anytime this much of the power structure is in lockstep pushing an idea while prohibiting open debate about said idea, be very suspicious. People who have nothing to hide are not afraid of transparency.

  17. Funny how the “my body – my choice” crowd is the same one railing against abortion rights all the time.

  18. Since vaccinated people can still become infected, and more then likely NOT show any symptoms, they can in theory be MORE of a risk because they don’t know they are infectious.

    Many, many unvaccinated people don’t know they are infectious either (I know it’s hard to remember stuff from a whole 9 months ago). The difference today is that 99% of people ending up in hospitals with serious cases of COVID are *NOT VACCINATED*.

  19. stellarperformance says:
    July 22, 2021 at 2:09 pm
    I can’t be certain of the long term effects the chemicals in a fire extinguisher may have on my health, so I think I’ll just let my neighbors house burn down.

    Why would you inject fire fighting chemicals into your arm?

    But even if you did I believe that both baking soda and monoammonium phosphate have been around long enough to understand that they are fairly non-toxic. Follow the science

  20. I’d love for PFT to do some digging and actually find out the identity of the teams.

  21. Funny how the “my body – my choice” crowd is the same one railing against abortion rights all the time.

    Actually you have this backwards. The “my body my choice” are pro-abortion. They argue that gov’t can’t tell them what to with their bodies and/or unborn child. Yet when it comes to the vaccine those same people say the vaccine should be mandatory. Can’t have it both ways.

  22. Those darn helmets don’t eliminate 100% of potential injuries. I just can’t figure out why we are requiring all the players to wear them. Their body, their choice. Right?

  23. How is “With vaccines safe and effective” not misinformation? The vaccine is being used under an EUA and was developed just over one year ago. There is no proof that it is safe or that it is not safe, hence no FDA approval yet. Unfortunately this is “the Science” to this point. You can’t change the rules of science to fit your narrative.

  24. I’ve long since stopped arguing with people about basic facts and science that they simply cannot understand or are so far entrenched that they refuse to try. If you want to push vaccine disinformation, please go right on ahead. It has become clear the only thing that will change anyone’s minds are direct consequences of their actions or those close to them. The more you all push these false narratives, the more likely it becomes that more people will be affected by them. Just don’t come crying to me when you reap what you sow for my sympathy is long long long gone.

  25. Did you enjoy empty stadiums, repeated testing, and a retracted salary cap? There’s something bad in this for everybody. We are on a highway back to Hell unless we get a lot smarter quickly.

  26. chc4 – the fact that the same group that has co-opted that slogan for vaccine denial today is descended from the same group that fought (and fights) AGAINST that slogan and the right to choose an abortion is ironic. That’s the whole point!

  27. Can’t wait for all the law suits on this. In the end, the vaccine is a personal issue covered under federal law. Releasing of medical records without consent is against the law…see the Bucs sued over the release of MRSA in the clubhouse. Yikes!

  28. It’s surprising every year how many players are out of a game due to having the flu. I never understood why someone wouldn’t get a simple and quick shot, unless they are allergic or have side effects, to avoid getting others sick.

    At the end of the day, it should be the player’s choice but they come off as a bit selfish if they don’t get vaccinated.

  29. Why are there so many anti-vaxers on this blog. Is it a byproduct of football fans? Anti-vaxers are simply ignorant of the truth about the vaccine because they prefer to read lies posted on Facebook or repeated by fully vaccinated announcers on FOX news. Even their hero Donald Trump is vaccinated. Just listen to the doctors who talk about people who are begging for a vaccine just before getting a long tube shoved down their throats so they can breath. By this time it is tooooooo late. But no, they are too smart, to educated, to wise, to immune, to ever get a vaccination. They know the secret password so that the virus passes them by.

  30. Vaccinations should not be a personal choice. Getting Covid is not a personal choice but rather one injected upon an individual by family, friends, acquaintances, or the person at the grocery store check out line. Covid is a community disease, cancer or psoriasis are individual diseases. People should not have the option to make other people sick – if this was any other method inflicting fatal or potentially fatal things on an individual it would be a felony. We have allowed the anti-vaxers and those making significant financial gain off of them to allow a disease to modify the reality of covid and our environment.

  31. Can’t believe there are still morons out there arguing the vaccine isn’t safe. Thousands of unvaccinated are getting sick everyday, but its their right to die by God! I have 2 neighbors (guess who they voted for) that refused to get vaccinated. Both are now sick and hospitalized, one on a ventilator. They sure showed us!

  32. Federal law does not cover the workplace of private companies, they can make their own laws. Don’t want to get vaccinated? OK, there’s the door!

  33. The vaccine is being used under an EUA and was developed just over one year ago. There is no proof that it is safe or that it is not safe, hence no FDA approval yet.

    Give us a quick primer in how EUAs are obtained, what criteria must be met for trial data, what benchmarks the pharmaceutical companies must show to successfully get emergency use authorization, and the primary differences in how full FDA authorization is obtained. Whenever you’re ready.

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