65% of NFL players have had at least 1 COVID-19 shot

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The players in the National Football League are exceeding the national average in their age groups when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.

“65% of NFL players have had at least one shot, per NFL medical officer Allen Sills,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Friday morning. “That’s approximately the same percent as rest of the country. But for Americans ages 18-24, it’s around 48%. Ages 25-39 is around 50%. So players are over indexing compared to people their age.”

The Seahawks players are doing even better than their counterparts across the league, with the hopes of having the bulk of the roster completely vaccinated by the start of training camp at the end of July.

“There’s a chance,” Pete Carroll told reporters last week. “We’ve got a shot at it because we’re far enough along. We have a little vaccination event going on right now after this practice, so we’ll see how those numbers show. But we’re not in bad shape, we’re within striking distance of making it. I think the bulk of the team will be done…

“We’re going to be hovering around 70% here soon, maybe by the end of the week, and we’ll see where that takes us from there.”

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