The supply of COVID jobs will begin in May to give Olympic delegates full vaccination time with two shots before July 23rd.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday that Vaccine developer Pfizer and Bioentech would provide doses of the Seaweed vaccine to help athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Dose distribution will begin this month to give Olympic delegates full time to pay their dues before they arrive in Tokyo for the July 23 Games in Tokyo.
This is the second important vaccination agreement for the IOC. An agreement was announced in March between IOC and Olympic officials in China to buy and distribute Chinese vaccines ahead of the Tokyo Games and next year’s Beijing Winter Games.
The new Pfizer offer gives even greater coverage to the global IOC before Tokyo, which has yet to allow the emergency use of Chinese vaccines by most countries.
Pfizer chairman CEO Albert Baurla said the company was “proud to play a role” in vaccinating Olympic athletes and delegations.
“The return of the Olympic and Paralympic Games represents a momentous moment of world unity and peace after a horrific year of isolation and destruction,” he said.
IOC President Thomas Bach also welcomed the deal, having already seen the Tokyo Games postponed since last year due to epidemics.
“We invite athletes and delegates participating in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games to lead by example and to receive vaccines wherever and whenever possible,” Bach said in a statement.
More than 11,000 athletes are expected at the Games.
The Pfizer grant follows discussions between Pfizer’s Baula and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugar.
“Following these talks, the Japanese government held a meeting with the IOC and the grant plan has now been implemented,” Pfizer said.
The deal with Pfizer is seen as important as Tokyo, and several Japanese territories are once again on high alert due to the increase in Kovid-19. In prolonged suspicion About the knowledge of holding games.
More than 2222,000 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Japan and about 10,500 people have died.
The IOC says any vaccination program must be carried out “in accordance with each country’s immunization guidelines and local regulations.”
The IOC-China vaccine agreement includes providing two doses for the general public for each dose received by an Olympic participant in that country.