Vaccine is good news, but are supply chains cold enough to handle it?
The good news of Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid vaccine has been tempered by the requirement that it needs to be stored at -70C or below – a tough challenge for the logistics business.
A recent survey by phamra.aero and Tiaca found that only 15% of respondents said they could handle vaccines that require -80C storage, while fewer than half those who said they could handle minus-zero, said they could do so in all their locations.
Initial results have showed that Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine is 90% effective, according to initial results, triggering demand for the drug and, while it is not expected to be the only one, it looks set to be among the first vaccines to be rolled out on a big scale.Source: The LoadStar
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