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(AP) – The NFL is asking players, coaches and other team employees to receive a COVID-19 strengthen before December 27.
In a memo sent to the teams on Monday and obtained by the Associated Press, the federation said: “Due to the growing prevalence of the virus in our community, our experts have advised recommended that we follow the CDC recommendation.”
The tournament requirement is open to all previously vaccinated Level 1 and Level 2 individuals. CDC recommends that an individual who received a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna to complete the primary series of vaccines six months earlier should receive a booster shot. An individual who received Johnson and Johnson shots more than two months earlier will receive additional injections.
The following are not required:
—An individual is not eligible for a boost under the CDC definition.
—An individual is on testing vacation 90 days after a positive COVID-19 test is confirmed
according to tournament protocols.
—An individual who received a monoclonal antibody within the preceding 90 days
—An individual has an “S” antibody level on an antibody test performed through the BRL (BioReference Lab) at the club facility of 2500 or higher.
The federation said any individual who is not currently subject to the requirements for the boosters will have to receive the booster within 14 days of being eligible.
Teams are required to provide booster shots to all eligible staff as soon as possible, and consider providing additional shots to player and staff families as well as cohabitants. .
A total of 36 top players of the season were placed on the COVID-19/substitute list on Monday.
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