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As one of the teams with the lowest vaccination rates in the league, it seems the Indianapolis Colts have hit a bit of a road bump when it comes to increasing that number before the season gets here.
It was reported a few weeks ago that the Colts were above the 75% threshold. That was encouraging, but head coach Frank Reich told the media Sunday that those numbers have leveled off a bit as the preseason finale approaches.
“I’m not sure of the exact percentage. It’s gotten better. I think it’s leveled off a little bit, but we’ll continue to try to encourage and educate our players and the organization on what we believe is the right thing,” Reich told the media. “I think the last number I had heard was 75-ish percent but I don’t know the exact percentage number.”
The majority of teams are over the 90% mark, which could prove to be an advantage over the teams that have lower rates when it comes to vaccinations.
The league has not mandated getting the vaccine, which means it’s within the players’ right to not receive the vaccine. The Colts have said they will encourage but not mandate getting the vaccine.
It will be interesting to see if this rate will change during the season but that may not be the case if the Colts have hit a wall when it comes to getting their players vaccinated.