Vikings bring in expert to talk to team about COVID vaccine

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Field Level Media
24 Aug 2021, 04:55 GMT+10

The Minnesota Vikings invited a renowned infectious illness adept to talk to the squad astir the COVID-19 vaccine.

With the Vikings' ranking toward the bottommost of the NFL successful subordinate vaccinations, the presumed extremity of the sojourn by Dr. Michael Osterholm connected Monday was to person players that the vaccine is safe.

"Some of the questions that were asked are things that you perceive connected the net and things similar that," Vikings manager Mike Zimmer said Monday. "Like helium said, helium was going to beryllium 100 percent honest; if helium knows the reply he'll archer it, if helium didn't cognize it, helium would archer it arsenic well. I deliberation helium did a terrific occupation and hopefully it helps.

"I conscionable attraction astir these players and I attraction astir their families. That's my main reason. If they miss a crippled due to the fact that they get COVID, truthful beryllium it. But I don't privation them to get sick, I don't privation their families to get sick, their kids to get sick oregon my grandkids to get sick," Zimmer said.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins is the highest illustration Viking to not get vaccinated. He missed clip during grooming campy successful quarantine aft rookie backmost Kellen Mond tested affirmative for COVID-19.

Former violative enactment manager Rick Dennison was reassigned to elder violative advisor aft helium refused to get vaccinated. Dennison was besides the team's tally crippled coordinator the past 2 seasons.

The NFL requires that each Tier 1 staff, which includes coaches, scouts, instrumentality managers and squad executives, to beryllium afloat vaccinated. Players bash not person the aforesaid regularisation but volition beryllium nether restrictive COVID-19 protocols if they are unvaccinated.

--Field Level Media

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