Athletes can get inoculated against coronavirus

Athletes can get inoculated against coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 19 February 2021

 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) does not object to inoculation of athletes against the coronavirus infection, the agency’s press service told TASS, APA reports citing TASS.

The development of vaccines began in the middle of last year during the coronavirus pandemic.

"As it relates to the SARS-Cov-2 vaccines that have so far been approved for human use, WADA has no specific concerns as they relate to the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. Athletes can be confident that WADA will continue to monitor all available information and advise them and other members of the anti-doping community in the extremely unlikely event an ingredient of any approved vaccine might be problematic," the statement said.

To date, it is permitted to use the Russian Sputnik V vaccine as well as three vaccines developed in the US, two vaccines developed in the UK as well as one German and one Indian vaccine.


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