COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available to young adults in the state of Florida, but University of Florida football coach Dan Mullen is leaving the decision about whether to get it entirely up to his players.
“It’s not going to be a mandatory deal,” Mullen told the media. “It’s an individual deal. We’ll do meetings educating players, families and going through the process to get them all the information of what they need to know for them to make their decisions.”
Multiple coaches around the country have already received vaccines, including several coaches whose teams compete in the SEC. Among them are Kirby Smart of Georgia and his assistants, who were all photographed while receiving their shots.
The state of Florida reported a mere 6,000 new cases on Saturday.
The Gators finished 8-4 overall last season, including 8-2 in the SEC. They then suffered a 55-20 pummeling against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl to end the year.