The start of flights to transport the Pfizer vaccine against Corona
The American Wall Street Journal confirmed that on Saturday, United Airlines began operating charter flights to transport the Pfizer vaccine in preparation for the implementation of the comprehensive vaccination program, which is expected to start in December.
The newspaper reported that United Airlines had just made a flight between Belgium and Chicago's O'Hare airport to support vaccine distribution.
The British newspaper, Daily Mail, said that these flights are the first step in the vaccine distribution process, which is prepared to work upon obtaining approval for the vaccine by the organizers.
United Airlines has obtained a special permit from the Federal Aviation Authority to fly large quantities of dry ice, which is essential in storing the vaccine, which requires a temperature of 70 degrees below zero to preserve it.
Pfizer also plans dozens of air cargo flights and hundreds of land cargo operations once the vaccine is approved by the competent US authorities. The vaccine doses will be produced for Europe at sites owned by Biontech, the German partner of Pfizer, as well as in A site for "Pfizer" in Belgium, and will be produced in the United States in "Michigan", at the Kalamazoo plant, according to the British newspaper.