When the Corona virus vaccine that the American company Pfizer is producing is launched, the vaccine will enter a complex distribution phase, which may raise its price to the point that only the wealthy will be able to obtain it.
For example, Chinese companies that will distribute the Corona vaccine from Pfizer will have to follow a complex and costly system to transport the vaccine from airport warehouses to refrigerated vehicles and then to vaccination points across China.
After the vaccine reaches the vaccination centers, the vaccines must be thawed from minus 70 degrees Celsius, and injected within five days, or else it will face damage, according to a report by Bloomberg News, Wednesday.
Each time, the distribution companies have to follow the same steps when transporting each quantity of the vaccine, which is a process that many see as arduous, and the companies will incur many expenses, which will make the price of the vaccine high.
A Chinese company presented a roadmap regarding the formidable and frightening logistical challenges faced by those looking to introduce and distribute the Pfizer vaccine, after early results showed its effectiveness.
This means that countries must build production, storage and transportation networks to ensure that the vaccine safely reaches its final consumption points.
And despite the fact that building such networks requires great investment and coordination, the vaccine will only be available to rich countries that have the ability to establish such networks.
The cost of distributing the vaccine is likely to increase current concerns that the wealthiest countries will get it first, despite efforts supported by the World Health Organization to secure the vaccine for poor countries.
The Bloomberg report indicated that even for rich countries that have requested pre-doses of the Pfizer vaccine, including Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom, they will face significant obstacles in securing the transportation of the vaccine for logistical reasons, such as truck breakdowns, power outages, or sick transport workers. .