Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE said Thursday they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Olympic Committee to donate their COVID-19 vaccine to help vaccinate athletes participating in this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, which are scheduled to begin on July 23, 2021. Under the terms of the MOU, the companies will coordinate with the IOC to understand the need for vaccine doses for national delegations. “Delivery of initial doses to participating delegations is expected to begin at the end of May where possible with the aim to ensure participating delegations receive second doses ahead of arrivals in Tokyo,” the companies said in a joint statement.

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