NFL requires league employees to get vaccinated

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Although NFL players cannot be forced to get the COVID-19 vaccine, league employees are being required to get the shot to stay on the job.

Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal reports that the NFL is making the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for league employees who do not have a qualifying disability or “sincerely held religious belief or practice.”

“As we move toward our full return to the workplace in the coming weeks, a fully vaccinated workforce will provide enhanced safety for everyone,” an email sent to league employees said. “This sentiment has been echoed by many across our league office.”

More than 90 percent of the approximately 780 employees based in the NFL’s main New York City office have already been vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and have likely saved hundreds of thousands of American lives. The NFL has led the way in promoting the vaccine, including offering up every stadium as a vaccination center.

8 responses to “NFL requires league employees to get vaccinated

  1. I’m sure the vaccines are relatively safe. Effective? That’s debatable at this point.

  2. “. . . safe and effective and have likely saved hundreds of thousands of American lives.” And how do you know this when there are still many dying and the vaccinated are regularly catching COVID?

    “. . . including offering up every stadium as a vaccination center.” There NFL doesn’t own any stadium in the country. Whatever efforts behind these venues being used is at the pleasure of those respective counties/cities.

  3. Their league. Their Choice. If someone doesn’t like that policy, they have the freedom and option to quit. No one is forcing the vaccine on them or forcing them to work for the Number One sports league, in the world.

  4. So here is something I am curious about – what does it take for the FDA to approve? The sample size has to be large enough by now. What is the hold up?

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