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Yes, Cam Newton says he is vaccinated against COVID-19

Newton is one of 95% of NFL players considered fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the wake of Cam Newton's return to the Carolina Panthers, and following the recent COVID-19 vaccination controversy with Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodger, some of you asked: Is Cam Newton vaccinated?

"At the end of the day, you still have to live off that decision that you made and I made that decision to get vaccinated," Newton said in a video posted to his YouTube video on Oct. 17

Newton said he got vaccinated with his father.

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Players must submit proof of vaccination to their team, according to the NFL's coronavirus vaccination policy. If they do not, they must adhere to protocols, including mask-wearing.

Only about 5% of NFL players are considered unvaccinated.

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Most players must take two shots of one of the approved vaccinations under NFL protocols — Pfizer or Moderna — or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson. in order to be considered fully vaccinated.

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After Rodgers was accused of misleading the public on his vaccination status, a Wisconsin health care organization has ended a nine-year partnership with the Green Bay Packers star.

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