NFL tells Joe Biden all team stadiums will be available as vaccination sites

Andrew Gillis
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NFL tells Joe Biden all team stadiums will be available as vaccination sites originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

As COVID-19 vaccines become more and more available to the general public, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told President Joe Biden that each of the league’s 32 teams will make the league’s 30 stadiums available for vaccination sites.

Goodell wrote a letter to Biden, dated on Thursday, that said clubs will make stadiums available in coordination with local, state and federal health officials. 

He mentioned that the league is committed to ensuring that vaccines are as widely available and accessible to a city’s community as possible. The league currently has made seven stadiums available for vaccination sites. 

The NFL has previously made stadiums available for election sites and COVID testing centers, as have a few other stadiums across the country. Now, the U.S. will have the NFL’s support in vaccinating the public. 

As of Friday, 35.2 million vaccines have been administered with 26,398,337 current cases of COVID-19 in the country, according to the CDC. More than 450,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States alone.