Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault revealed to the media on Friday that he has received both doses of his COVID-19 vaccination. In the same press conference, Vigneault expressed that it is a personal recommendation to have “everyone…get their vaccine”. It’s definitely a step in the right direction to stop the pandemic that has changed the National Hockey League from the way everyone knew it prior to the pandemic beginning in 2020 and more importantly the entire world.
Vigneault also said that he is “pretty sure” Flyers staff members who wanted to get the vaccine have received it in addition to some players.
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It’s a good thing that the team has started to get a vaccination from the coronavirus disease.
There have been some individuals around the NHL, including coaches and players, who have not gotten the vaccination and chose to remain silent about it due to their own personal reasons, so it’s pretty cool to see Vigneault speaking out and announcing publically he elected to get the vaccination.
However, Alain Vigneault isn’t the only head coach in the National Hockey League to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
There have been a few COVID-19 outbreaks among teams in the NHL, including Philadelphia.
Back in February, the team had to deal with their own outbreak that saw key players like Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Travis Konecny, and Scott Laughton in addition to others placed on NHL’s COVID protocol list.
They all missed time, and it’s safe to say the team hasn’t played the way they did before the outbreak struck the team and shut down team activities for a lengthy period of time.