With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway in the United States, a number of eligible NBA players have received an initial dose.
From Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns to Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington, many took to social media afterwards to raise awareness for the vaccine.
Today, players and staff received their COVID-19 vaccines, distributed by @HyVee 👏 pic.twitter.com/5ci2PnCIZi- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 6, 2021
Another step in the right direction.- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 30, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄 16 years and older in OK, and today @OUHealth began distribution to our team!
Keep yourself and your team safe.
Info and appts 🔗 | https://t.co/iwslKzCxiU pic.twitter.com/aEqK1HSMfs
With an assist from our long-time partner @NovantHealth and in conjunction with @ncdhhs, some members of Hornets basketball operations received their COVID-19 vaccine today.- Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 29, 2021
For COVID-19 vaccine info and to pre-register visit https://t.co/WPv1X3CSX2. #ArmsAgainstCOVID pic.twitter.com/IAYqoarSZE
At the State Farm Arena I was grateful to receive the first dose of the COVID vaccine. In this critical time it is important to believe in the benefits of the vaccine and protect all of our love ones. I look forward to the second dosage and to a new chapter of our life. pic.twitter.com/hg2XxGsJGS- DANILO GALLINARI (@gallinari8888) March 19, 2021
https://t.co/HfjUtVB2uX pic.twitter.com/91Yd77VZHz- Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 19, 2021
I got my vaccine 💉 today.- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) March 22, 2021
I can't live in fear of infecting someone else and the people I love. The best protection is vaccine and the fastest way to get back to normal. #HaveYourOpinion #MakeYourMove pic.twitter.com/qpbZFUT6cR
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in March that changes to the league's health and safety protocols would be in store for those who decide to get the vaccine.
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