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Kentucky in “strong position” to reach vaccination goal, per Mark Stoops

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The COVID-19 vaccine has been a polarizing topic recently, especially in the world of college football and the NFL.

The Kentucky Wildcats football program has not yet reached the SEC set 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold to escape daily testing and mask-wearing inside team facilities.

However,during Kentucky’s annual media day Friday, head coach Mark Stoops said the team is closing in on the mark.

“We are in a good strong position. I feel like we’ll reach the goal. But that’s a touchy subject. I addressed it with the team. We’re very open and honest and communicate often about a lot of things, and that is an individual choice.

“We’ll continue to educate them, and everybody will do what’s best for them or what they feel most comfortable. But I do feel like we’ll reach the goal that the league has set.

At SEC Media Days in July, it was revealed six of the 14 SEC teams had hit the 85% mark. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban revealed they are two of the teams above that mark. A report also stated the LSU Tigers have passed 85%.