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Rivera Opens Washington Camp Frustrated By Vaccine Hesitancy

Jul 27, 2021, 4:58 PM
Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team...
Head coach Ron Rivera of the Washington Football Team walks off the field following their 20-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at FedExField on December 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ron Rivera opened Washington’s training camp expressing frustration about a lack of vaccinations among players.

Rivera says he believes Washington is now over 50% of players fully vaccinated.

Only five NFL teams are at less than 70% of players who have either received one vaccination shot or both.

The low vaccination rate is one of many questions facing Washington going into camp.

It has caused Rivera to wear a mask around unvaccinated players because he says he is immune deficient.

Rivera was treated for a form of skin cancer last year.

Offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas was placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday.

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Rivera Opens Washington Camp Frustrated By Vaccine Hesitancy