United Airlines Flies FIRST Batches of Pfizer COVID Vaccine to US in Refrigerated Cases to Prepare for Mass Distribution
- Pfizer is gearing up for distribution of the first batches of the COVID vaccine
- The vaccine is still not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- The FDA will meet in a public hearing on Dec. 10 to consider the data
- The vaccine will be flown across the country under special circumstances to keep it cold
- The Pfizer vaccination must be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius
- The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) authorizes the use of dry ice
According to a report, United Airlines is starting to fly across the country with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination ahead of a massive vaccination program expected to begin in late December.
The airline has received special permission from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly larger amounts of dry ice to keep the vaccine cold.
Pfizer’s vaccine is reportedly being shipped by United Airlines in readiness for distribution
United Airlines has been allowed to fly a larger amount of dry ice for cooling
The Pfizer vaccination should be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.
The routes flown are not specified by the Wall Street Journal, who reported the news.
The newspaper said Pfizer, which has its global headquarters in New York City and 10 other locations in the United States, plans to use refrigerated storage at their final assembly centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Puurs, Belgium.
Pfizer will also leverage storage capacity at distribution locations in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Karlsruhe, Germany,
The 150-year-old company also schedules dozens of cargo flights and hundreds of truck trips every day.