“Virtually” entire White Sox traveling party receives COVID-19 vaccine

“Virtually” entire White Sox traveling party receives
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The White Sox are almost completely vaccinated.

The team announced Sunday that “virtually the entire White Sox traveling party” following Thursday’s home opener. The vaccines, which were optional, were the Johnson & Johnson version that only requires one injection.

Sox general manager Rick Hahn said over 90% of the traveling party was vaccinated. Though, at this point, the Sox have not reached the 85% threshold because not everybody at the Schaumburg alternate site has been inoculated. When a team reaches the 85% threshold, MLB will relax safety protocols.

“We are grateful that by being vaccinated, the White Sox can contribute to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and we look forward to collaborating with the City on a multisport, multiteam vaccination advocacy campaign,” the team said in a statement. “We are proud to help share the positive message about how safe and important it is for everyone to be vaccinated.”

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