Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Kirk Cousins, has long been a paid spokesperson for his hometown hospital, Holland Hospital, in Holland, MI.
Holland Hospital is an independently owned hospital that serves the metro-Holland area and its 100,000+ residents.
The hospital has officially cut ties with Cousins due to his stance against the COVID vaccine.
Holland Hospital released the following statement:
“As the trusted health care leader along the lakeshore, we are committed to providing accurate, timely health information and guidance based on guidelines from the CDC and medical experts.
While we acknowledge that each person is entitled to their own viewpoints, those who speak on our behalf must support messages that align with the hospital’s position on matters of vital importance to individual and community health. For this reason, Holland Hospital will discontinue using Kirk Cousins as our spokesperson for now.
We are proud of our association with Kirk. He embodies many values we respect and share as part of our work culture. However, we must be certain that our communications about COVID vaccination are consistent and unequivocal.”
Vikings head coach has publicly criticized his quarterback for not getting the vaccine. The Vikings are currently the least vaccinated team in the NFL.
Cousins’ only response was that it was a “private health concern” as to why he isn’t vaccinated.