The NFL recently sent a memo to teams about issues regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and ways to increase availability of the shots at team facilities.
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the league said 14 teams have held "vaccination days" for players, staff and families, and 11 more will do so in the coming weeks. The memo says that each team should make the vaccine "easily and conveniently available" through vaccination events.
Here’s the full NFL memo, which says league and NFLPA medical experts will monitor the impact of these changes and consider additional modifications as vaccination levels increase. Fourteen teams have already held vaccination events. pic.twitter.com/OMVa2AjqoV— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 23, 2021
The NFL is partnering with CVS to help provide vaccines for those events.
The memo also discusses new protocols for fully vaccinated players and staff members. They will no longer need to be tested daily for COVID-19, will not have to wait to enter the team's facility after traveling and won't have to quarantine if identified as a close contact to someone who has the virus.
The memo comes as the vaccine is now available to everyone 16-plus and players are beginning their offseason workouts.