“Queens of the Caribbean” receive Covid-19 vaccine

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 17, 2021 - The members of the Dominican Republic Women's Volleyball Team who are not reinforcing in foreign leagues received the first dose of vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus spread throughout the world.


The first to be vaccinated was Prisilla Rivera, the captain of the Caribbean Queens, who was accompanied by Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Women's Program of the Dominican Volleyball Federation. The vaccine was administered by Dr. José Joaquín Puello, a neurosurgeon, who is president At Vitam of the Dominican Olympic Committee.


The Dominican Republic team, to which Rivera has belonged since 2003, is one of 12 teams qualified for the women's tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


The vaccination program for Dominican athletes classified or to be classified for the Olympic Games is coordinated by the Ministry of Sports, headed by Francisco Camacho, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Dominican Olympic Committee chaired by Antonio Acosta.


"We must give thanks to the Ministry of Sports for the initiative to manage the vaccination of athletes classified for Tokyo who in the coming months will be participating in competitions prior to the appointment in the Japanese capital," said Rivera. "The health of the athletes and the commitments that lie ahead have been taken into account."


The Dominican National team has been training for months inside a bubble in order to maintain the competitive form of the players and at the same time ensure their health.