Germany's Olympic athletes are to be vaccinated against Corona.
The around 1,400 German participants in the Olympic Games in Tokyo should all receive a vaccination against Covid-19 beforehand. “The Olympians should be vaccinated in good time before the Olympic Games,” said the spokesman for the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Steve Alter, on Monday of the German press agency. “At the moment we assume that we can guarantee this as vaccination progresses,” he added.
In Austria, in the middle of last week, the Ministry of Sports gave an oral promise that athletes qualified for the Games would be vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in May. The European market launch of the vaccine was stopped at the beginning of last week, and an opinion from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected on Tuesday. Austria Olympic Committee (ÖOC) advocates vaccination for those with good prospects for Tokyo, but not yet fully qualified.