The Japanese Olympic Committee said that the Japanese delegation for the Tokyo Olympic Games will begin receiving vaccines on June 1.
The Japanese delegation, which will include some 1,600 athletes, coaches, and administrators, will be vaccinated beginning next Tuesday at Tokyo’s National Training Center (NTC) by medical professionals from the country’s main sports bodies, according to the English publication Japan Times.
There are 600 athletes in that pool, including some who have not yet confirmed their places in the Olympic Games, which will be held from July 23 to August 8.
Following an agreement with the International Olympic Committee, Pfizer Inc. of the United States committed to contribute vaccination supplies to athletes and officials traveling to Tokyo. The vaccines, according to Momii, have already arrived in Japan.
According to a government assessment, only 2% of Japan’s 125 million people are properly vaccinated.