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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Pfizer and BioNTech to donate COVID shots to Olympic athletes

Vaccines to make Tokyo games 'safe and secure for all participants': IOC chief

Pfizer will start supplying shots as early as the end May so that athletes and delegations can complete their vaccinations by the opening of the games. (Source photos by Yo Inoue and Reuters) 

NEW YORK -- U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech on Thursday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the International Olympic Committee to donate doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate athletes and delegations participating in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

The drugmakers will start supplying vaccines as early as the end of this month so that athletes and delegations can complete their vaccinations by the opening of the games in late July.

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