Alabama head coach Nick Saban filmed a public service announcement to urge college football fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
This past year was a difficult one, as the entire globe continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. In the United States, COVID-19 vaccines have become more readily available, with over 200 million vaccinations being administered to Americans. But, there is still a ways to go for the nation to reach herd immunity.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban filmed a public service announcement for the Alabama Department of Public Health, imploring people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Saban pleaded that getting the vaccine will ensure that college football fans and players will get to see Bryant-Denny Stadium filled to maximum capacity in the fall.
“College football fans and players both want full stadiums this fall,” Saban said in the PSA. “Let’s make sure we can safely make this happen by getting vaccinated. Please get your COVID-19 vaccine. We want Bryant-Denny Stadium loud again this season. Roll Tide.”
Alabama head coach Nick Saban urges college football fans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
Quite the way to incentivize those who are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
This past season, Bryant-Denny Stadium was opened to 20-percent capacity, with social distancing and mask-wearing protocols in effect.
It turned out to be quite the season for the Crimson Tide in 2020. They went undefeated through the season, DeVonta Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991, and rolled through Notre Dame and Ohio State to win the National Championship Game.
So there you have it Crimson Tide fans. If you want to fill Bryant-Denny Stadium to maximum capacity for the team’s 2021 home opener against Mercer, Saban implores you and others to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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