The COVID-19 vaccine, produced in Belgium, will be transported to the UK by military aircraft
Major vaccine manufacturers have already announced several versions for the new coronavirus. World governments have begun to develop vaccination and logistics strategies to make the vaccine safe for patients.
Aviation will play an important role in transporting vaccines around the world. Since September, IATA sounded the alarm and urged authorities to prepare logistics for the transport of the vaccine against COVID-19.
The UK has already urgently approved the vaccine produced by Pfizer-BioNTech, and 800 doses have already arrived in the UK. The vaccination campaign will start on December 000. Priority will be given to the elderly in nursing homes and the auxiliary staff working in these centers. Then the medical staff of the state hospitals, which is fighting in the first line with the new coronavirus.
However, by the end of the year, about 5 million doses will have to be transported to the UK, most likely from Puurs-Sint-Amands, Belgium, where there is a Pfizer production center.
But because of Brexit, the vaccine will be transported by military aircraft. Most likely from January 1, 2021 according to the Department of Health and Welfare (DHSC) and the Ministry of Defense (MD), informs The Guardian.
Tough negotiations on the United Kingdom's exit agreement from the European Union have resumed.