The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and the Las Vegas Raiders will require all fans attending home games to show proof of coronavirus vaccination.
All Atlanta Falcons players received the COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first NFL club to have all of its players vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccines have been a source of contention for some in the league as a handful of top players bristle with public disclosure of their status.
The NFL informed clubs last month that COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players in the 2021 season could result in fines and lost wages if games cannot be rescheduled after several schedule changes last season to host a full roster of games.
Vaccinations are required for all NFL Coaches, Front Office Executives, Equipment Managers, and Scouts.
Earlier this month, reigning Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl champion head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that he expects the team to be nearly 100% vaccinated for their first season against the Dallas Cowboys on September 9.
The Las Vegas Raiders will require all fans attending home games to provide proof of vaccination.
The policy will go into effect for the first regular season home game on September 13 against Baltimore.
The Raiders will provide fans with the opportunity to get vaccinated at Allegiant Stadium ahead of home games. Fans who were vaccinated at the stadium will be required to wear masks for two weeks after the second vaccination.
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