The Philippine Sports Commission, in partnership with the Department of Health and the City Government of Manila, provided COVID-19 vaccination booster shots to athletes, coaches and employees at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, earlier today as the sports agency continued its vigilance against COVID-19 and its variants.
Tokyo Olympian Cris Nievares was among the more than 160 athletes and coaches from Baseball, Canoe Kayak, Karate, Olympic Rowing, table tennis, judo, kurash, gymnastics, taekwondo, water polo and diving who availed of the vaccination drive.
PSC Chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala said that as the PSC’s facilities open “it is also vital that we remain vigilant and protected against COVID-19. Our athletes, coaches, and employees who serve them need to be secured, protected and cared for as we begin transition and the return of our sports activities and events.”
Almost 400 booster vaccines were administered to the athletes, coaches, and PSC employees who availed of the vaccination drive.