President accepts NFL offer of stadiums as vaccination sites

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offered to use all 30 stadiums as mass vaccination sites

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – President Joe Biden says he plans to accept NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s offer to use all 30 NFL stadiums as mass COVID-19 vaccinations sites.

Commissioner Goodell sent a letter to the president saying many of the stadiums should be able to get vaccination efforts moving quickly because of previous offers to use stadiums as virus testing centers and election sites.

TIAA Bank Field has already hosted a vaccination site at Lot J.

Seven NFL teams are already using their stadiums as vaccination sites, including the Carolina Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals, the Atlanta Falcons, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.

The Jacksonville Jaguars already have a plan in place at TIAA Bank Field to begin its transition into a COVID-19 vaccination site.

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris plan a virtual tour of the vaccination site at the Arizona Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium on Monday afternoon, according to the president’s public schedule.

The 2021 NFL season doesn’t kick off until Sept. 9.

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