Deutsche Post is up for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine
BERLIN (GERMANY) – German logistics group Deutsche Post AG said on Tuesday it is ready to distribute potential vaccines against COVID-19 and is in talks with the pharmaceutical companies and governments regarding the details, including the need for cooling.
The comments come in the wake of Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday becoming the first drugmakers to let out successful trial data.
Deutsche Post said its contract logistics division is functioning in more than 180 locations worldwide, meticulously designed to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry.
Chief Executive Frank Appel told journalists, said, “Distribution will not fail because of logistics.”
BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told on Monday that the genetic compound has to be first shipped and centrally stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.
Sahin said that for transport to the site of administration and while it is there, it can be kept for up to five days at fridge temperatures.