NEW YORK – According to Major League Baseball, nine teams 85% of players, coaches and others with Tier 1 access received their final dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which can allow these clubs to simplify some health and safety protocols.
Four of these teams have already started relaxing some protocols after 85% or more of Tier 1 people achieved full vaccination, which means they are at least two weeks away from their final vaccine dose. Another five teams have passed the 85% vaccine injection threshold in the past two weeks and can relax the standards after that waiting period.
The league also said in a statement Friday that 81% of Tier 1 people are considered partially or fully vaccinated. The statement did not state which teams had exceeded the 85% threshold.
MLB said it found four new positive tests (two major league players, two alternate site players) out of 11,547 tests performed this week. So far this season there have been 43 positive results from 135,317 tests, which is a positive rate of 0.03%. In 20 teams, at least one person tested positive during the surveillance tests.