Special Olympics adopted knowledgeable medical recommendation in requiring vaccines for athletes getting ready for and collaborating within the 2022 USA Games to scale back the danger of hospitalization and loss of life. However, Special Olympics honored Florida’s request by permitting various unvaccinated athletes to take part since 98% of athletes attending can be vaccinated. Each resolution Special Olympics took was guided by one of the best pursuits of our athletes, and we stand by all of them.
Special Olympics regrets that some athletes weren’t in a position to take part within the 2022 USA Games as a result of knowledgeable medical tips established for these video games. We look ahead to welcoming all of them safely to future occasions.