Key Hub for Vaccine Distribution

Since the end of November, flights to more than 40 destinations have been carried out to distribute Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine from Belgium. This includes shipments via DHL Express and on commercial flights. As the most important hub serving the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, Brussels Airport has fully deployed its expertise in the transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical…

Fast Roll-out of Vaccine in UK

Consider this: on the day the UK announced it had given the coronavirus jab to 1.5m of its citizens, there were some EU member states yet to vaccinate a single one of their citizens. These included The Netherlands, which has always prided itself on its healthcare system but neighbouring Belgium also pretty much matched the…

Commission to buy 200 Million Doses of Vaccine

The European Commission on Friday proposed to the EU Member States to purchase an additional 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer, with the option to acquire another 100 million doses.   This would enable the EU to purchase up to 600 million doses of this vaccine, which is already…

Vaccination Programmes

The European Commission has approved a fifth contract with the European pharmaceutical company CureVac, which provides for the initial purchase of 225 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States, plus an option to request up to a further 180 million doses, to be supplied once a vaccine has proven to be safe and…