Pfizer presented Brazil‘s government a storage plan that would solve the logistics problem to bring its COVID-19 vaccine, which needs to be kept at -70º C, to Brazil. The plan includes a thermal box isolated that would keep the vaccine at the recommended temperature for up to 15 days, on dry ice.
Pfizer’s vaccine can be kept in a common refrigerator (between 2ºC and 8ºC) for up to 5 days.
The pharmaceutical firm stated that it has knowledge about the distribution and deals in other Latin American countries such as Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and Costa Rica, which have some similarities with the Brazilian territory.
“These countries will be able to operate vaccination without restrictions at the end of this year and beginning of 2021, as soon as regulatory approval occurs. Pfizer remains in contact with the Brazilian government and awaits an official position from the Ministry in response to the proposal submitted by the company, which expires in a few days,” it stated.