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Sports Teams Are Encouraging, Not Demanding, Their Players Get Vaccinated

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Professional sports teams like the Kansas City Royals are taking a different approach to convincing their players to get vaccinated.

How coaches working with players from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences are approaching getting everyone on their teams vaccinated.

Sports columnist Vahe Gregorian explains how patience and understanding, not demanding or bullying, are major keys to encouraging athletes to obtain COVID-19 immunization.

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