S.Korea to boost COVID-19 vaccine air transport by easing dry ice rules

posted on 8th December 2020 by Eddie Saunders
S.Korea to boost COVID-19 vaccine air transport by easing dry ice rules

By Joyce Lee, Reuters News

South Korea more than tripled the number of coronavirus vaccine containers aircraft can carry by easing limits on dry ice needed to keep them cold, the country’s deputy minister for aviation told Reuters on Tuesday.

South Korea said on Tuesday it signed deals to provide coronavirus vaccines for 44 million people next year, including from AstraZeneca Plc, Pfizer Inc, and Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen. 

Airlines and governments round the globe are working on ways to establish cold chain delivery systems for vaccines, like Pfizer’s, which requires storage at below minus 70 Celsius, and Moderna’s, which needs to be kept at -20C.