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Japanese Government arrange Pfizer vaccine for all athletes

TOKYO (NBC News) - The Japanese Government will arrange ways to vaccinate the country's athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer.

Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa made the remarks after the International Olympic Committee announced that it will provide vaccines to all Olympians and Paralympians taking part in the games.

Marukawa said she believes vaccination is important in ensuring safety at the games.

She added that authorities will work out the logistics involving giving athletes the shots amid a vaccination rollout in Japan that is still limited to medical workers and the elderly.

When Japan's Prime Minister visited the United State last month, U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer offer to provide vaccine for athletes for free.

NBC News

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