I Got The COVID Vaccine
… To Protect My Baby Daughter
4/19/2021 3:32 PM PT
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes says he’s fully vaccinated … telling reporters Monday he took the shots in the arm to try to help ensure his newborn baby daughter stays healthy.
“To me, it was more of a personal decision with having a baby girl and knowing that I was going to be around people,” the NFL superstar said.
“I wanted to make sure I could do whatever I could to help keep her healthy.”
Mahomes and his fiancee, Brittany Matthews, welcomed little Sterling Skye Mahomes back in late February … and Patrick clearly didn’t wrestle too much with the decision to get vaccinated as a new dad.
But, Patrick emphasized the choice to get the shots is “a personal decision for everybody.”
“Whatever you believe,” the 25-year-old said, “I think you can do whatever that is.”
As for how fatherhood is going, Patrick said the last two months have been a whirlwind … explaining, “I’ve had to learn a lot there, probably more than I’ve learned in my entire life ’til now of how to take care of a baby and raise a little baby girl.”
There’s more … Patrick added his injured foot is improving, telling media members he’s now out of his protective boot and his recovery process is “ahead of schedule.”