NFL Invites 7,500 Vaccinated Healthcare Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Invites 7,500 Vaccinated Healthcare Workers To The Super Bowl

1/24/2021 5:11:00 PM

NFL Invites 7,500 Vaccinated Healthcare Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell surprised a group of healthcare workers by giving them the free tickets.

He continued, telling the excited and emotional group: “I want to personally invite each member of your team … to be our guest at the Super Bowl.” The NFL made the decision “following discussions with public health officials, including the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, and area hospitals and healthcare systems,” according to a

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press release.Since the first vaccine was administered in the United States in mid-December, nearly 12.3 million doses have been given, out of 31.2 million doses distributed, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). The total includes 1.6 million people who have received both doses.

NFL announced that Super Bowl LV in Tampa will host 22,000 fans — 7,500 of which will be vaccinated healthcare workers being given free tickets to the game.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)January 22, 2021While healthcare workers and nursing home residents and staff got first priority for the vaccination, eligibility has since widened. Some states have opened it to healthy people aged 65 and up and people with pre-existing conditions.

“These officials reviewed and provided feedback on the NFL’s comprehensive plans that will enable the league to host fans and the vaccinated healthcare workers in a safe and responsible way,” the statement added. Read more: Scary Mommy »

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