All U.S. Olympians are fully vaccinated ahead of Beijing Games

Beijing Olympics.
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All of the approximately 240 American athletes heading to Beijing for February's Winter Olympics are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Axios reports, per Team USA's top doctor.

In September, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee updated its policy to mandate all employees, athletes, and contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19, Axios notes. During the Summer Games in Tokyo, during which there was no vaccine mandate for American athletes, approximately 100 of Team USA's 613 competitors were unvaccinated.

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