New Als’ QB Trevor Harris confirms he’s vaccinated, eligible for air travel late in season

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Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Trevor Harris has been vaccinated for COVID-19.

“Those are always personal questions. I can say this: I had a medical exemption that I was waiting to hear back from and I never heard back from. During the bye week I went down to the States to do what was needed to be done for me to be available for my teammates, coaches and the organization that I’m with,” Harris said.

“I will be able to play in any game no matter where it’s at. Anybody that’s saying any rumours that I won’t be able to play, that would be false — I’ll be available for any game.”

This means the Als’ newly-acquired QB will be eligible for air travel at the end of the season when new Canadian travel restrictions are in place.

Harris was traded from Edmonton to Montreal on Sunday for defensive end Antonio Simmons as Edmonton enters their Week 12 bye after a disappointing 2-7 start to the season.

In six games this season, Harris has completed 135-of-192 (70 percent) of his passes for 1,568 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He was benched by the team last week in favour of rookie backup Taylor Cornelius, a shocking decision after a poor season to date for the Elks who are 2-7 last place in the West Division.

Harris is not expected to be available for the Als (5-4) when they face Toronto (6-3) on Friday night in Montreal as he completes his quarantine.