Both Pfizer, BioNTech Set to Donate Vaccines to Olympic Athletes
By admin - May 6, 2021
With the Olympics in close range, it’s important that athletes and officials are safe. Pfizer and BioNTech are doing their part to help ensure the games go on without too many hiccups. Here are the highlights:
- Pfizer and BioNTech are stepping up and donating doses to fully vaccinate athletes and others involved directly with the Tokyo Olympics.
- The delivery of doses is set to begin this month to give people involved with the Olympics time to get their second shot before the games start on July 23rd.
- It’s the 2nd vaccination deal for the International Olympic Committee. They also have plans to distribute Chinese vaccines in case of emergency for next year’s Beijing Winter Games.
- IOC President Thomas Bach said in a statement they’re inviting all athletes and participating delegations to get the vaccine and set an example with the upcoming Olympics and Paralympic Games.
- IOC said that anyone people getting vaccinated must adhere to his country’s rules.
- Every country has its own rollout in regards to people getting vaccinated before attending the games.
- For example, the Spanish Olympic Committee said nearly 600 members of its squad heading to Japan will start receiving doses of the Pfizer vaccine this month.