Allison Williams is widely known to be on the sidelines during college football games, but things will be changing this season.
The 37-year-old took to Twitter and explained how sheand her husband are trying to conceive their second child and after consulting with her doctor and a fertility specialist, she has decided she will not be taking the vaccine right now.
Disney currently has a vaccine mandate for all salaried and non-union hourly employees.
“At the Walt Disney Co., the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority,” ESPN said in a statement, via the newspaper.
“Based on the latest recommendations of scientists, health officials and our own medical professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.”
Williams wrote in a tweet her “heart hurts” for having to skip the college football season.
“While my work is incredibly important to me, the most important role I have is as a mother. Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for a second child,” she said in a statement.
“This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it’s not something I take lightly. I understand vaccines have been essential to the effort to end this pandemic; however, taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest. After a lot of prayer and deliberation, I have decided I must put my family and personal health first. I will miss being on the sidelines and am thankful for the support of my ESPN family. I look forward to when I can return to the games and job that I love.”