According to ВВС, the first batch of the vaccine was used to inoculate 23 polar explorers embedded to the Rothera research station.
"Getting the AZ vaccine to Rothera involved a mammoth trek - a near 10,000-mile journey that began with a RAF Voyager flight from Brize Norton and included stop-overs in Senegal and the Falklands. And all the while, the doses had to be kept at their required 2-8C storage temperature in a special transport container", the outlet wrote.
According to Chairman of Rothera station Matthew Phillips, the opportunity to vaccinate people will make it possible to keep the population healthy and virus-free.
The next batch of the vaccine is supposed to be delivered in the Antarctic in four weeks.