Athletes not to blame for vaccinations

Luca Mastronardi, Leamington, Ont.

The fact some athletes and their families got the H1N1 flu vaccine ahead of others is a shame, but you can’t hold the players at fault. It was offered to them and they accepted the shot.

That being said I am getting sick and tired of hearing the reasoning they are in the “higher risk” category because of their travel schedule, sharing water bottles, dressing room atmosphere etc.

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“Higher risk” does not pertain to those who have a greater potential chance to get the virus, but those who will have life-threatening complications if they get the virus. Pro athletes in general do not fall into that category.