Tokyo Olympics: Ministry of Sports explains its vaccination plan for athletes

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The vaccination campaign for athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, already underway in other countries, has started in France. The Ministry of Sports has given some indications on the method.

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Very discreet about the vaccination of the delegation which will fly away in a few weeks for the Tokyo Olympics, the French authorities have finally agreed to talk about it and to reveal themselves.

“Anxious to guarantee the health and competitiveness of athletes, and in accordance with the recommendations of the organizers, the athletes and coaches who will represent France in Tokyo this summer will have the opportunity to be vaccinated,” the ministry in charge of Sports.

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No INSEP-based vaccination center

This small population of up to 1,400 people, made up of athletes and executives, has been identified by the Ministry in charge of Sports in conjunction with the Olympic and Paralympic committees as well as the National Sports Agency.

“The Ministry of Solidarity and Health will offer, from this week until the end of May, slots to those who have expressed the wish to be vaccinated”, explains the ministry.

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Athletes and management members targeted for vaccination for Tokyo are currently being contacted by their ARS (Regional Health Agency). The idea of ​​a dedicated vaccination center, based at Insep in Vincennes, near Paris, for a time considered, was not retained, athletes being invited to go to the “nearest vaccination center” of their training location, ”the ministry said.

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