Pfizer, BioNTech to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletes

Pfizer and Bio-Tech will be providing COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletes participating in the summer games in Tokyo.

5/6/2021 8:21:00 PM

Pfizer and BioNTech will be providing COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletes participating in the summer games in Tokyo.

Pfizer and Bio-Tech will be providing COVID-19 vaccines to Olympic athletes participating in the summer games in Tokyo.

Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters, FILETokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto looks on as actor Satomi Ishihara and Paralympian Aki Taguchi light the celebration cauldron on the first day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay in Naraha, Japan, March 25, 2021.The decision to offer immunization to athletes and delegations will be up to each country. Delivery of initial doses to participating delegations is expected to begin at the end of May.

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Vaccination is not mandatory for athletes to participate in the games. Any vaccination program must be conducted in full respect of national vaccination priorities, according to the IOC and International Paralympics Committee.The donation of vaccines will not affect the supply for national populations, according to the agreement.

Chung Sung-jun/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesSouth Korean Olympic judo team member An Ba-ul receives the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine during a vaccination program for the country's Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics team at the National Medical Center in Seoul, April 29, 2021. headtopics.com

The vaccines will help keep the Olympics"safe and secure," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement. Read more: ABC News »

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