“Distribution of the first doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine in Europe started on Monday (January 11),” the message said.
Meanwhile, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) stated that the first supply in Belgium is planned at the end of January but the particular date is not specified.
The number of doses was not announced officially; however, last week, virologist Pierre Van Damme mentioned some 20,000 doses in the first delivery.
It is noted that the Moderna vaccine is produced at two entities: in the U.S. and at Lonza, Visp, Switzerland. Swiss logistics group Kuehne+Nagel will hold the transportation of the vaccine.
In Europe, the vaccines will be stored centralized in one center but its location is not announced.
On January 6, the European Union’s medicines agency gave the green light to Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine. It is the second vaccine approved for use in Europe besides Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
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