The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 has started to be transported to Europe via the UNITED airline.
right Wall Street Journal, United Airlines began operating charter flights to help distribution of Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19. Once approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it will be distributed so that it can be administered according to the plan approved by each country.
The mass inoculation program is expected to begin in late December, according to a report that The Wall Street Journal attributed to "people familiar with the problem."
Pfizer has two vaccine production plants: Kalamazoo, Michigan and Puurs, Belgium.
The Pfizer vaccine should be stored at very low temperatures (-70 ° C). Thus, United Airlines requested permission from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to carry five times more dry ice (carbonic ice) than is normally allowed on flights to maintain optimal temperatures while transporting the vaccine.
UNITED flights will provide the vaccine in places where it can be easily distributed once it has been approved by the FDA. United initially intends to operate charter cargo flights between Brussels Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
The company intends to use suitcase-sized refrigerated boxes to distribute the vaccine worldwide.