Karl-Anthony Towns, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Gordon Hayward among NBA players to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Karl-Anthony Towns and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (NBA Getty Images)

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.

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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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