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U.S. Dry Ice Plan Needed to Transport Vaccine: State Leaders

Dec. 10, 2020, 4:21 PM

It would be “helpful” for the federal government to coordinate distribution of dry ice to states so they don’t compete against each other for material needed to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, said Rachel Levine, president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

  • Vaccines must be kept extremely cold; minus 70 degrees Celsius for Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE product and minus 20 degrees Celsius for Moderna Inc.
  • States competed against each other for protective equipment in the spring, Levine said
  • NOTE: Levine is also Pennsylvania’s secretary of health
  • NOTE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting today to discuss emergency ...