Australian Olympic chief says COVID-19 vaccine is ‘great relief’ for athletes
The first of Australia’s Tokyo-bound athletes could receive their COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week, after National Cabinet agreed to fast-track access for the 2,000-strong team and support crew.
- Australia’s Olympians will be included in phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- The country’s Olympic committee chief says this provides certainty for athletes
- The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in July and August
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief executive Matt Carroll described the decision as a “great relief” for the Olympians and their families.
“It’s a weight off their minds, they know with a vaccination they’ll be safer from a health point of view and they’ll now be able to really concentrate on the…