United Airlines Begins Vaccine Shipment on Passenger Planes

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  • United Airlines on Tuesday began to transport coronavirus vaccines within the US in passenger aircraft
  • Just hours after the US approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use, logistics giants and passenger airlines began to strategize for the vaccine distribution around the country
  • A critical condition under which the vaccine must be stored and transported is a temperature of minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit
  • United airlines say it can transport the vaccines at this temperature, adding that the temperature-controlled packages will have GPS tracking and other monitoring
  • United's first domestic passenger flights carrying the vaccine departed after US federal medicine regulators approved the vaccine for use