ABC13 got an inside look at the United Cargo Facility at Bush Intercontinental Airport where they're moving the vaccine through each week to places around the world.
When the planes land at Bush, the vaccine is taken off and put into a cold storage facility here.
We’re seeing how the COVID-19 vaccine moves through Bush Airport! Houston is playing a big role in distributing the vaccine around the world. They’re moving doses through the United Cargo Facility each week! @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/90iGpUIOxL— T.J. Parker (@TJParkerABC13) April 1, 2021
The facility itself and the container for the vaccine can be controlled at negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine.
Usually, the vaccines are kept at the facility until they're flown elsewhere.
The vaccines are placed in the cargo hold of regular flights that United passengers take.
Mike and I are getting a first hand look at how the COVID-19 vaccine is moved through Bush Airport! Houston is playing a big role in distribution efforts around the world, with doses moving through Bush every week! @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/j2ckKGwFTJ— T.J. Parker (@TJParkerABC13) April 1, 2021
United says a million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine can fit in the belly of a plane.
United Airlines was the first carrier to fly the vaccine into the U.S. from Europe, between Brussels and Chicago back in November.
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