FAA approves plan to fly it in dry ice at -70 degrees and US prepares for mass inoculation program

United Airlines on Friday began operating charter flights to move shipments of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination ahead of a mass inoculation program expected to begin in late December, according to a report.

The flights are the first step in a global supply and distribution network, which is being prepared to spring into action when the vaccine is approved by regulators.

The airline has been granted special permission by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly with increased quantities of dry ice, to keep the vaccine cold.

Pfizer's vaccination must be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.

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