Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said last month he was considering getting vaccinated for the coronavirus after his second positive test.
On Thursday, Jackson declined to whether he has been vaccinated before the start of the NFL season, calling it a provate matter.
I want to keep that between me and my family and the doctors. That’s all.”
“Our players are getting the best advice from doctors that do know, and they’re making rational decisions based on what’s best for them in their opinion,” Harbaugh said last month. “What else can you do? Am I going to disrespect them by going in there and saying, ‘You’re making a wrong decision. You’re making a bad decision.’ I just think that’s disrespectful.
“To someone that’s thoughtful about it and has thought about it, they understand the consequences. There are consequences if you get the vaccine. There are consequences in life; nobody gets out of life alive last time I checked. So, our focus is going to be on having a great day today and let the chips fly.”
Under the NFL’s new testing guidelines, unvaccinated players who test positive must isolate for 10 days, which could keep key players out for two games in a 17-game season.
Unvaccinated players who are deemed close contacts with infected people must quarantine for five days.