1st Group of Athletes Get COVID-19 Jabs Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

      April 30, 2021 10:52

      Athletes participating in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics began receiving coronavirus vaccinations on Thursday.

      The first group of 91 athletes in seven disciplines including judo, table tennis, women's volleyball, climbing and taekwondo were inoculated with Pfizer's vaccine at the National Medical Center in Seoul.

      Volleyball player Kim Yeon-koung is vaccinated for coronavirus at the National Medical Center in Seoul on Thursday. /Yonhap

      A total of 931 athletes, coaches and officials need to be vaccinated. Among them, 598 people -- all the athletes and coaches and others under the age of 30 -- will be given the Pfizer vaccine, which has a shorter interval between doses than AstraZeneca's vaccine.

      "I was worried about it, but it felt like getting a flu shot," volleyball player Kim Yeon-koung said after getting a shot.

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