ESPN Reporter Won’t Work Football Games After Choosing Not to Get Vaccine

Sometimes in life timing is everything,  and for ESPN  Reporter Allison Williams,  the timing to get the vaccine just didn’t work out.  ESPN’s Allison Williams will be absent from the network’s college football coverage this fall due to her not receiving the vaccine.  Williams said today that she wouldn’t be a part of any game coverage in 2021 because she hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine as she and her husband attempt to have a second child.

“While my work is incredibly important to me, the most important role I have is as a mother. Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for a second child. This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it’s not something I take lightly. I understand vaccines have been essential in the effort to end this pandemic, however taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest. After a lot of prayer and deliberation, I have decided I must put my family and personal health first. I will miss being on the sidelines and am thankful for the support of my ESPN family. I look forward to when I can return to the games and job that I love.”

See her tweet below:


Twitter reacted:

Disney announced in August that all employees, including ESPN employees are required to get vaccinated.

Hopefully she’ll stay safe as her and her husband try to procreate.

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