NFL doc: 80% of players have at least 1 vaccine shot

Nine teams have at least 90% of their players who have received at least one shot, he said, while five teams sit below 70%.

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Eighty percent of all NFL players have at least begun the process of becoming vaccinated for the coronavirus, though the range of compliance among teams still ranges widely, NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills said Friday.

Nine teams have at least 90% of their players who have received at least one shot, he said, while five teams sit below 70%.

The Steelers and Cowboys have reported for training camp, while the rest of the league will do the same early next week.

The NFL sent a memo Thursday saying that teams unable to play in a game because of an outbreak caused by their own unvaccinated players could be subject to forfeit, with the unplayed game hurting in the standings.Unvaccinated players will face limitations once camp begins, from wearing masks indoors to being unable to eat with their teammates.

Sills said he encourages players to listen to professionals — and “not get information from Instagram or Facebook posts” —when deciding whether or not to get vaccinated.

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