Andrew Wiggins says he wishes he didn't get COVID-19 vaccine: 'I didn't like that it wasn't my choice'

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At the start of the 2021-22 season Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins held out up until the last possible minute to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The All-Star wing at first declined to get the vaccine and had actually apparently asked for a spiritual exemption from getting it, which he later on refuted. Wiggins’ rejection versus getting the vaccine would’ve triggered an issue for the Warriors, as the San Francisco Department of Public Health had an order needing COVID-19 vaccination for all individuals age 12 and older at big indoor occasions. 

If Wiggins held out in getting the vaccine, he would’ve been not able to play in house video games for the Warriors. However, it never ever concerned that as the previous No. 1 total choice ultimately chose to get the vaccine, and he went on to assist Golden State win a champion. But now, simply over a month got rid of from raising the Larry O’Brien prize, Wiggins states he is sorry for the choice.

“I still wish I didn’t get it, to be honest with you, but you gotta do what you gotta do,” Wiggins stated in an interview with FanSided. “I did it, and I was an All-Star this year and a champion, so that was the good part. Just not missing out on the year, the best year of my career. But for my body, I just don’t like putting all that stuff in my body, so I didn’t like that and I didn’t like that it wasn’t my choice. I didn’t like that it was either get this or don’t play.”

This is the very same belief Wiggins had early in the season after getting the vaccine, stating he was “kind of forced” to get it. As Wiggins explained, however, getting immunized enabled him to be a vital part of the Warriors’ champion run, and his standout play made him his very first All-Star nod. Despite all of this, however, Wiggins still plainly isn’t too keen on getting the vaccine to start with. 

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