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Vaccine requirements work: Raiders report more than 6,000 fans got the shot on game day

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In the middle of August, as the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus surged through our country, the Las Vegas Raiders became the first team in the NFL to announce that anyone attending Raiders football games this season would be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. The announcement included the caveat that with vaccinations, masks would not be required in the stadium. Raiders owner Mark Davis released a statement saying, “After consultation with Governor Sisolak and other community leaders, this policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated fans for the entire season.” Children under 12, who cannot yet receive a COVID-19 vaccine, are allowed to attend but must wear a mask.

To that end, the Raiders’ season opener on Monday night, Sept. 13, included onsite vaccination sites. According to the team, almost 300 fans received their first dose of a........

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