About 220 of Team Singapore’s athletes, coaches and officials have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, with the inoculation of athletes travelling to the Tokyo Olympics and the Paralympics an “immediate priority”, said Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Thursday (May 27).
“We started the vaccination for our athletes, coaches and officials in February and, so far, about 220 have completed their vaccinations,” said Mr Toh.
“We will continue to progressively vaccinate athletes, coaches and key officials representing Singapore at the upcoming major Games, by end-May 2021. In the same way, more athletes, coaches and other officials will be vaccinated progressively leading up to the year-end SEA Games.”
He also noted that with the Olympic and Paralympic Games looming, those with an immediate need to travel to train or compete overseas, in respect of these two competitions, have been given priority.
The Tokyo Olympics which was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on Jul 23. A number of athletes including Joseph Schooling, who is the defending champion in the 100m butterfly, have already qualified for the Games.
The Paralympics are slated to begin on Aug 24, and will run until Sep 5.