United Airlines Holdings Inc. began operating charter flights on Friday November 27 to position doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution.This is reported by The Wall Street Journal with reference to interlocutors familiar with this issue.
Charter flights are essential for rapid distribution if the vaccine is approved by regulatory authorities. According to the source, Pfizer plans to store the first batches of vaccine in warehouses in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Belgium and Germany.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will vote on December 1 to recommend to the FDA that healthcare professionals and long-term care providers be the first two groups to receive vaccines immediately.
As we reported earlier, American biotech company Pfizer and German Biontech have applied for registration of their coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
The documents are submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The concern has also sent applications for registration of the vaccine to other countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Europe, Canada, and Japan.