Wisconsin health officials have responded to news that Aaron Rodgers has not been vaccinated and is COVID-19 positive.

State Health Department held a press conference on Wednesday and announced Availability of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 However, reporters quickly turned the conversation to the news surrounding Aaron Rodgers.

Packers quarterback tested positive for COVID-19 and was not vaccinated.. Rogers was asked if he had been vaccinated on August 26 and told reporters, “Yes, I was immunized.”

Reporters have put pressure on the state as to whether the attention-grabbing quarterback vaccination situation will hurt their push for more people to be vaccinated.

“I can’t comment on individual health decisions, I don’t know anything about it,” said Ryan Westerguard, chief medical officer at the agency. We recommend them to everyone, regardless of your job, your position, or increasingly your age.

“This is a clear and consistent message for us. We know that not everyone is vaccinated. Our job in public health is risk and benefit, And try to be as clear as possible about the conclusions that are based on good science and that are far more beneficial. Outweigh the risks, which leads to strong recommendations for vaccination of all. “

Westergaard ESPN Report Rogers has petitioned the NFL to equate “alternative treatment” with a fully vaccinated condition. Sources told ESPN that the petition was rejected.

“The evidence-based strategy for developing a protective immune response, which we consider to be quality medical evidence, is vaccines. Duration,” Westerguard said.

“It’s also true that people who recover from COVID-19 develop an immune response that protects them. But I don’t recommend it as a strategy to protect yourself …. Go out and get infected. Is not recommended …. Vaccination is the only immune system-based (strategy) we have sufficient evidence for. “

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Ben Weston, Chief Health Policy Advisor, Milwaukee County, reiterated that the vaccine is safe and effective.

“After more than a year of experience with hundreds of millions of vaccines, what we have learned is that no matter who you are, you are less likely to be infected by the vaccine and need to be quarantined. It’s less likely and less likely to suffer for a long time. The long-term effects of COVID disease. “

“Equally important is that the vaccine can reduce the risk of spreading the virus to others. Vaccination protects you, your family, and your community. As always, I want a quick and complete recovery. “

At the very least, Rogers will miss Sunday’s match against Kansas City Chiefs.

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