MT. LAUREL, NEW JERSEY (February 12, 2021) – Hundreds of National Football League Alumni (NFLA) members joined NFL Alumni Health this week for a special webinar featuring new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director,  Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, who engaged in a “fireside chat” with NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece, to talk about and answer NFLA member questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Topics covered included eligibility and where to go to get a vaccine, questions about safety, potential side effects of the second dose, ways to address vaccine disparities, and what NFL Alumni and its members can do to help.

Go to to review NFL Alumni Health’s discussion with the CDC Director in its entirety.

CDC is in the midst of answering NFLA member questions that were submitted but not covered during the live session. NFL Alumni will alert members when the answers to the questions are posted.

The session with the CDC Director is part of NFL Alumni Health’s new COVID-19 Campaign with the CDC to help raise awareness of and advance efforts to protect Americans from COVID-19.

NFL Alumni Health is rapidly expanding the COVID-19 Campaign in the coming weeks, by engaging more players and expanding the education campaign to support local health departments and their communities across the United States.

Visit NFL Alumni Health’s COVID-19 Campaign website to learn more and view messages from former NFL players, Raúl Allegre, Harry Carson, Franco Harris, Warren Moon, and Rod Woodson, who have joined with the NFLA leadership Beasley Reece, Bart Oates, Kyle Richardson, and Billy Davis, to get the message out to stay safe and get vaccinated.

To engage with NFL Alumni Health on its COVID-19 Campaign conducted in collaboration with the CDC, contact

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