Gov. Ivey urges Alabama football fans to get vaccinated

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AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 2: Auburn mascot Aubie gets fans fired up before the start of an NCAA college football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Jordan Hare Stadium on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is urging college football fans to get vaccinated before heading to stadiums this fall.

Football season kicks off in a few weeks, raising concerns that crowded stadium could help spread the coronavirus. Asked about those concerns this week, the Republican governor said the remedy is for more people to get vaccinated. Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.

Alabama coach Nick Saban has also been an outspoken advocate for getting vaccinated and participated in a public service announcement over the summer encouraging Alabamians to get their shots.

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