In late July, Washington soccer coach Ron Rivera accepted he was “beyond frustrated” by his team’s low COVID-19 vaccination rate, as he is considered immunocompromised after his battle with squamous cell carcinoma last year.
Washington still has a long way to go, but Nicki jhabvala The Washington Post tweeted Monday that 86% of the club’s players are now at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus, up from 36% in early July. 59.3% of the players are fully vaccinated.
Washington ranks 28th among NFL teams when it comes to getting safe and available shots. For comparison, Jhabvala adds that 91.7% of all NFL players have received at least one shot. 80.8% of players across the league are considered to be fully vaccinated.
The NFL is threatening to force seizures and retain game controls if regular season matchups cannot be played next season due to a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated personnel. Before the league informed teams of this, Rivera had a Harvard immunologist and virus expert talk to his players about vaccines to help reassure them and convince them to get vaccinated.
By Charean williams of Pro Football Talk, Washington removed wide receiver Curtis Samuel from the reserve / COVID-19 list and placed him on the active / physically unable to perform list on Monday. Samuel has been dealing with a groin injury since June 1.