Danny Ainge Reveals Some Celtics Received COVID-19 Vaccine

Ainge said those who wanted to get it did

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The COVID-19 vaccine is in the midst of its rollout, and some members of the Boston Celtics decided to get it.

The Celtics have battled the coronavirus and have had a slew of players enter the NBA’s health and safety protocols throughout the season, so this certainly should help curb that a bit.

However, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge revealed during his weekly appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” that the Celtics have yet to reach the 85% threshold that would allow the restrictions to be eased a bit.

“The team has been vaccinated, the people that chose to,” Ainge said. “We had a few people on staff that didn?t want to and a few players that didn?t want. But yeah, they have had that opportunity.”

Ainge also noted that not everyone wants the vaccine, but it’s not something they can force on anyone.

“We can?t force them,” Ainge said. “Everybody has their own beliefs in this process. I?m not sure it?s not going to make that much difference.”

Individuals 16 years old and older in Massachusetts are eligible to receive the vaccine.

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