Tokyo Olympics: British athletes, coaching staff to receive COVID-19 vaccination before Tokyo Games- Team Great Britain and staff who will be travelling to Tokyo for Olympics and Paralympics will receive the jabs of COVID-19 vaccine before leaving for Japan, the British Olympic Association (BOA) said on Friday.
The BOA said the vaccines will be obtained through an agreement between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pfizer which will not hit current supplies for the British public.
“The UK Government has confirmed that… Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes and support staff will be fully vaccinated ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, based on the unique position of having to travel to Japan to go about their work,” a BOA spokesperson told Reuters via email.
Tokyo Olympics: IOC Vice President John Coates said on Friday that more than 80% of residents of the Olympic Village would be vaccinated ahead of the July 23-Aug. 8 Games. The Paralympic Games run from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.
Meanwhile, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has informed that 19 Olympic-bound athletes have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and hence they are fully vaccinated against the virus.
Tokyo Olympics: 131 athletes and 13 para-athletes have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 17 athletes and 2 para-athletes have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as of May 20. 23 members of the coaching staff have received both doses of the vaccine while 87 members have taken the first dose of the vaccine.
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