Australian Olympic team to receive fast-track Covid vaccinations ahead of Tokyo Games

Australian Olympic team to receive fast-track Covid vaccinations ahead of Tokyo Games

The Guardian

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Federal government says athletes ‘deserve the opportunity to compete’ while Olympic committee argues they need ‘comfort and certainty’

Athletes representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics and their support staff will be prioritised for vaccination ahead of the Games in July, with national cabinet agreeing to divert thousands of doses for the team.

About 2,050 Australian athletes and staff travelling to Japan for the Olympics and Paralympics will now be considered a priority group under 1b of the vaccine rollout, the federal government said on Tuesday.

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