The athletes and all the Brazilians who will act effectively in the event and will cover the Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games. The decision is made by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB).
Thus, about 1,500 people, including journalists, will join the priority group for the National Immunization Plan. In March, the Armed Forces had already included military athletes in its priority plan, and according to GLOBO, the decision was “compelled” to draw up a list of beneficiaries.
The list of Brazilians visiting Tokyo was compiled by the COB, which united the interests of the federal government with offering donations from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These supplements will arrive in Brazil through the Ministry of Health and be available to the general population. Athletes and athletes at the Tokyo Games will be vaccinated at health centers next week.
The COB will organize logistics for athletes who live abroad and have not yet been vaccinated so that they can take shots in Brazil.
The dynamics will be as follows: The International Olympic Committee, which will receive the donation of the Coronavac vaccine through the Chinese Olympic Committee, will make the dose available to the federal government. For each member of the Brazilian delegation, two more doses will be provided to the population. Consequently, SUS will receive approximately 6,000 doses (sufficient to immunize 3,000 people).
These additional doses will be a “compensation” for the Brazilians waiting their turn on the waiting list. Given the deadline for a second vaccination dose, COB is in a hurry to vaccinate athletes, with the vast majority traveling overseas ahead of the scheduled Games opening, on July 23. According to an unofficial survey, around 80 athletes and coaching staff outside Brazil have already been vaccinated.
Since most styles have not yet been molded, either because athletes can still be classified, as in the case of athletics, for example, or because the model is based on technical criteria. The list of people to be vaccinated is vast, as is the case in volleyball and soccer. .
Officially, the International Olympic Committee says vaccination is not mandatory for athletes, but it is working behind the scenes to get more and more people involved in the sport. Even if they are vaccinated, athletes will be screened before their arrival in the host country for the games, and daily, before preparation in Japan, and it is suspected that non-specialist athletes will be treated differently from others.
Other countries have already vaccinated their players or will do so before the games, such as Israel, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Australia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, New Zealand and Spain.