Viet Nam sets up super-cold storage for COVID-19 vaccines

Update: 09:27 | 23/02/2021
The Ministry of Health has licensed the Viet Nam Vaccine Joint Stock Company (VNVC) to operate three super-cold storage units to receive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.
Viet Nam sets up super-cold storage for COVID-19 vaccines
VNVC's super-cold storage in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VOV)

The storage units will have temperatures ranging from minus 46 to minus 86 degrees Celsius.

Along with these storage facilities, a further 51 units built by the importer of the COVID-19 vaccine were also licensed by the ministry, with their temperatures ranging from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.

Tran Thi Trung Trinh, quality control director at VNVC, says the three super-cold facilities, which consist of 30 super-cold freezers, can simultaneously store up to three million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. These facilities will be set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Ha Noi.

According to VNVC, it will make use of six refrigerated trucks in order to transport the vaccines from the airport to the general store and other facilities.

Bui Kim Khanh, director of VNVC, says her company has the capacity to provide four million COVID-19 vaccine doses each month.

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(Source: VOV)