Milwaukee Bucks get vaccinated, encourage others to do the same

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sam Merrill gets the COVID-19 vaccine
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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are the latest Wisconsin sports team to get their COVID-19 vaccinations while encouraging others to do the same.

The Bucks announced Friday they held vaccine clinics for players and team staff recently, with the help of Froedert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

In a statement, they encouraged everyone to get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available to them.

“We are committed to using our platform to educate our community about how the vaccine is the best way to keep everyone safe and to return our lives to normal,” the team said in a statement. “Health care workers have inspired us all throughout the pandemic and now it’s our turn to make a difference in ending the pandemic as soon as possible.”

The vaccine is currently available to everyone aged 16 and up in Wisconsin, with several walk-in clinics operating in Milwaukee with no appointment needed.

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Brewers held a vaccine clinic for their players and staff, and also unveiled a Public Service Announcement with players urging other people in the city to get the vaccine to help “Crush COVID.”