The Spanish women’s basketball team that will prepare these days for their participation in the Eurobasket And that will also play the Olympic Games this Friday will begin its vaccination process against Covid-19 with the injection of a first dose, according to the Efe Agency.
As with the rest of Spanish athletes who are going to participate in large international tournaments this summer, the vaccination of the national team is framed in an agreement in which the Higher Sports Council (CSD), the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of DefenceIt is at its facilities that athletes are vaccinated.
The chosen vaccine is that of Pfizer, so they must be inoculated with a second dose. The doctors of the Spanish Federation They have designed a special calendar for the players to minimize the impact of possible side effects.
On the one hand, the players will receive this first dose just before the two days off they will have, so it is expected that any discomfort will have disappeared on Monday when they resume training.
On the other hand, the second dose will not be received just three weeks later but after a little more than four, on Monday June 28, the day after the end of the European championship and also before a period of rest prior to the start of preparation. of the games.
In the Spanish team there are players over forty years old, as is the case of Laia Palau, who is 41, with others, such as Rachel Carrera, who have not yet turned 20 but all of them will receive the same vaccine.
Among the players, the only exception in the times of this process is the power forward Tamara abalde, who this Wednesday absent from training to receive a second dose after having already received the first a few weeks ago.