There was some news today from the New York Rangers, who canceled practice today so that players and staff could all receive vaccines for Covid-19. I asked the Avalanche today if Avs players had received vaccines by now as well, especially given that the state of Colorado is now allowing anyone 16 and up to get the jab.
The answer: not yet.
I guess I’m pretty surprised by that answer. I don’t know much more on the why’s and wherefores of the situation. I would assume Avs players will soon be getting vaccinated, but I don’t know how/when. The team is on the road through Sunday, but home for a few days next week. Maybe during that time? We’ll see I guess. But I don’t see why they wouldn’t/won’t. Heck, I’m getting my second Pfizer jab on Saturday, and my wife and son have gotten their first jabs as well.
North of the border, there are some real problems right now with Covid, most especially with the Vancouver Canucks. All of their hockey activities are shut down right now because of an outbreak of positive cases among the players.