The COVID-19 vaccine has been a major talking point in the NFL this season due to the league’s strict protocols for those who are not fully vaccinated. On Thursday afternoon, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers shared his thoughts on that topic.
Rodgers revealed that he received the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this year. However, he’s not going to judge those who don’t get vaccinated.
“I think it’s a personal decision,” Rodgers told reporters. “I’m not going to judge those guys.”
Comments like this won’t please everyone, but most fans in Green Bay appear to be satisfied with Rodgers’ response.
Aaron Rodgers says he has been vaccinated against COVID-19. He knows not every #Packers player has been. “I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to judge those guys.”
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 26, 2021
NFL teams have tried very hard this offseason to get their vaccination rate as high as it can possibly be. The Packers have over an 85-percent vaccination rate, but head coach Matt Lafleur believes there’s still some work that needs to be done.
“We’d like to be better, but I think we’ve made a lot of progress,” LaFleur said, via WSAU. “So all we can do is try to educate the guys and tell them the protocols and ramifications of being unvaccinated.”
With the regular season two weeks away, LaFleur is running out of time to get the team’s vaccinate rate up.
The Packers will start the 2021 season on Sept. 12 against the Saints. Kickoff for that game is at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX.
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