Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Friday that he sought alternative treatment instead of an NFL-approved COVID-19 vaccination because he is allergic to ingredients in two of the FDA-approved shots.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s “The Pat McPhee Show,” Rodgers said: “I’m not an anti-vax, flat-Earth. I’m allergic to an ingredient that’s in mRNA vaccines. I need a long-term vaccination to protect myself. The protocol was found and I am very proud of the research done on it.”
Rogers, who has been tested daily as part of NFL protocol without vaccination, came back positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. He said that he was not feeling well on Thursday, but on Friday his health was much better.
He cannot rejoin the Packers for 10 days, missing Sunday’s game in Kansas City. Rodgers must test negative to return to the team on November 13.
Rodgers told McAfee that she worries about fertility problems if she had taken any vaccinations.
In July, three doctors who specialize in reproductive health confirmed the safety of vaccination for couples who want to have a child and urged people to seek their doctors or nurse practitioners with any questions.
Dr. Stephanie Broadwell of Sanford Health Fargo, Dr. Stephanie Fauti of Altrue Health Devil’s Lake and Dr. Anna Tobias of Sanford Health Bismarck originally talked about getting the vaccine.
“I can understand people are scared, people are nervous,” Broadwell said. “I think sometimes there can be information that can be helpful and some that can be somewhat misleading. I think it’s really hard to digest all the information out there and the stories that are filtering through.” They may also come from credible sources.”
More NWN NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/nfl and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL