Vaccine distribution: Cold storage requirement for potential COVID-19 vaccine a major problem

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the challenges of taking a vaccine to the people in countries like India. They also look at the various vaccine candidates in contention

November 13, 2020 by Newsclick

Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine candidate needs to be stored at around minus seventy five degrees Celsius (-75 C), which exceeds the capacity of freezers in state labs in the U.S. by far. How will India distribute such a vaccine in its rural areas?

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