The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wants to test various corona vaccines to see if they contain substances banned in sports.
DUSHANBE, December - SPORTS.tj. As WADA announced, the goal is to clarify to athletes and other interest groups “the status of SARS-Cov-2 vaccines in relation to the list of prohibited substances and methods”. Athletes and other members of the anti-doping community will be informed by WADA if any component of the vaccine could cause problems.
Athletes' health is WAD's primary concern during this pandemic, and they can rest assured that in the extremely unlikely event, a vaccine could cause a possible anti-doping rule violation under the World Anti-Doping Code. Management ensures that vaccines and anti-doping guidelines do not conflict. Despite the novelty of these vaccines, there is no reason to believe that they would be in conflict with anti-doping rules.
WAD has signed a memorandum of understanding with various pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, and the industry's representative body, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA). WAD is in contact with them on this matter to establish the exact composition of the various vaccines currently available. WAD will continue to communicate with athletes and other interested parties as information becomes available.