Eligible Members Of Pelicans Organization Receive Vaccination, Mavs Awaiting Approval From League

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Eligible Members Of Pelicans Organization Receive Vaccination, Mavs Awaiting Approval From League 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:37 pm

Dozens of eligible members within the New Orleans Pelicans organization received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday.


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards expanded the eligibility for the vaccination to anyone 16 or older with an underlying health condition.


One of the conditions is a body mass index over 25, a criterion that many NBA players meet.


"The Pelicans support the state's vital efforts to encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as large-scale vaccination of our community is the best way to keep everyone safe and to end the COVID-19 pandemic," released the team in a statement.


Many of the eligible players received a vaccination, including Sindarius Thornwell.


Coaches around the league are asking performance staff when a vaccine will become available, according to sources.


The Mavs are waiting for approval from the league office to go forward with a vaccination plan for players and staff, sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.



Via Andrew Lopez/ESPN

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