10 teams have at least 90 percent of players vaccinated

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As the vast majority of training camps get underway in the next couple of days, the vaccination rate among players continues to rise.

Ten days ago, 73.8 percent of NFL players had received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, a league source told PFT that number has risen to 83.6 percent.

Per the same league source, there are now 10 teams with at least 90 percent of players vaccinated. That’s up from nine late last week.

With cases of COVID-19 rising throughout the country, the more vaccinated players the better. All of the available vaccines are safe and effective, particularly when dealing with a breakthrough infection. Colts head coach Frank Reich tested positive for the virus despite being fully vaccinated, but is asymptomatic and said in a statement that he’s “feeling well.”

Given the league’s heavy restrictions on the unvaccinated, it’s likely that the number of vaccinated players will continue to increase.

7 responses to “10 teams have at least 90 percent of players vaccinated

  1. Colts head coach Frank Reich tested positive for the virus despite being fully vaccinated
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    Keep your masks on. Stop feeling invincible if you got the shot because you aren’t. And if someone is wearing a mask try not to give them dirty looks because it doesn’t mean they aren’t vaccinated.

  2. All of the available vaccines are safe and effective, particularly when dealing with a breakthrough infection. Colts head coach Frank Reich tested positive for the virus despite being fully vaccinated, but is asymptomatic and said in a statement that he’s “feeling well.”

    So for the first part of that, its not a totally known picture. There are legit reasons for concern with how this was developed and rolled out. Not gonna lie and say its a clear picture, so there is no perfect decision. But if weighing the risks here you are better off having taken it than not.

    For the second part, sure Reich got it again, and there are other less cases of that. But all if them were still better off with the vaccine than without. So its not an argument to not get the shot, its a factor to weigh, but it still nets out to one being better off with the shot than without.

    We are better off with a fully vaccinated public than without. Again not a perfect answer, but the best among all the imperfect ones that are whats available.

    The leagues business model is way way way better off with vaccinated personnel than without. In fact, its probably not even doable without that.

  3. Its time for the NFL to consider postponing the 2021 season, the Delta variant is much more dangerous that what we dealt with last year.

    Stay safe, get vaxxed!

  4. This nonsense is going to go on for several more years because of all the selfish individuals.

  5. @ ahzroc,

    I don’t want to get even a little bit sick.
    Do you?

    Nobody every really wants to get sick, even a little bit, but it happens when you don’t take care of yourself. And we have a lot of people in this country who don’t take care of themselves. As such, we haven’t had a good outcome with ALL disease, including viruses.

    With that said, you can’t put racing fuel in the family sedan and expect it to become nascar-ready. It is the same with a vaccine. You can’t inject somebody with a poor immune system (because of poor diet and lifestyle choices) and expect to be bulletproof from diseases. It simply doesn’t work that way.

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