Airlines Scramble To Prepare For Ultra-Cold COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Reuters

Airlines are scrambling to prepare ultra-cold shipping and storage facilities to transport COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna, whose doses, which require deep freezing, are likely to be among the first to be distributed. A recent survey by an air cargo association and a drug shippers' group found only 15% of industry participants felt ready to transport goods near the -70°C required, while around 60% could meet Moderna Inc's less stringent -20°C requirement.

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