AP source: Indianapolis Colts remain under 50% vaccinated

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 20:28:23-04

(AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are one of four NFL teams who remain under 50% vaccinated less than two weeks from the start of training camp, a person familiar with the vaccination rates told The Associated Press.

Besides the Colts, Washington, Arizona and the Los Angeles Chargers had the four lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the league as of Thursday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, because the league hasn’t released the numbers.

Last month, the Colts announced they have been approved to host full capacity games at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2021 season. Training camp will also be held with fans this year.

Pittsburgh, Miami, Carolina and Denver have the highest vaccination rates and are among seven teams that have achieved at least 85%. About 70% of players have been vaccinated.

Teams on the lower end of the vaccination table face potential competitive disadvantages. The NFL doesn’t plan to cancel any games this season, the person said.