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UArizona Football Team 100% Vaccinated

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The University of Arizona football achieved 100% vaccination rate at the beginning of the 2021 season, the highest in the Pac-12.

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The Arizona football program is 100% vaccinated against COVID-19, the team announced Thursday. The rate includes players, coaches and other staffers.

First-year coach Jedd Fisch had made that a goal, and the team has achieved it. The UA is believed to be the only team in the Pac-12 to have reached 100%, with UCLA in second place at 98%.

During Arizona's media day earlier this month, Fisch revealed 115 of the Wildcats' 118 players were vaccinated — a 97.4% rate and a five-player improvement from the team's mark in July.

Other teams in the Pac-12 that are above the 90% threshold include Washington, Colorado, Utah, USC and Oregon. Oregon State (88%), Stanford (85%) and Washington State (80%) are behind the other Pac-12 programs, while Arizona State and Cal haven't disclosed their vaccination rates.

Ole Miss is another college football program with all of its personnel 100% vaccinated.
“We are proud to say our football program is 100% vaccinated,” the program posted via Twitter. “Our players, our staff and all who are affiliated with our program have worked very hard to accomplish this goal.

“We take our health very seriously, and we are committed to a 12-game season and beyond. We are also committed to staying healthy and are hopeful that campus can follow our lead.”

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Arizona, UArizona, Football, PAC12, Vaccine, College, Tucson

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https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/football/arizona-wildcats-football-team-100-vaccinated-against-covid-19-the-highest-rate-in-pac-12/article_56c776e6-0154-11ec-96ba-3f94cdf76228.html

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Justin Spears, Michael Lev

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2021-08-19
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