Wisconsin football’s vaccination rate continues to climb with the season now 11 days away

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A big storyline surrounding the 2021 Big Ten football season will be the COVID-19 situation with each team.

We saw what happened last season when COVID-19 struck the Badgers, as the team was forced to miss two full weeks of football activity directly after an impressive Week 1 victory.

The 2021 season is set to be different, though, with vaccines available and a different conference protocol.

Head coach Paul Chryst said last month his team had reached an 85% vaccination rate. Today he said that number has gone up, and a UW official later told The Zone’s Zach Heilprin that the number is now at 90%.

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With a team struck by COVID being forced to forfeit the weekend’s game, the increase is positive news for Wisconsin’s chances at completing a full schedule this season.

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