Largest batch containing more than 530,000 COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Qatar

Largest batch containing more than 530,000 COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Qatar

By QLNews

Qatar Airways Cargo has crossed a milestone of transporting over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses into Qatar.

The largest batch of more than 530,000 Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna vaccines arrived in Qatar yesterday from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The airline has played a significant role throughout the pandemic and is committed to helping people and giving back to communities, in alignment with its sustainability programme WeQare, based on the core pillars of sustainability - environment, society, economy, and culture.

Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo said, “We remain committed and resilient in the fight against the pandemic and together with our partners, are ensuring the safe, timely and efficient transportation of these life-saving supplies.

I am glad that all our teams have worked so hard to coordinate this milestone transport into the State of Qatar, supporting the country with its COVID-19 immunization campaign in the fight against the pandemic.”

Since December 2020, Qatar Airways Cargo has transported COVID-19 vaccines to many countries around the world, providing large populations access to these vital vaccines.

Globally, the cargo carrier has surpassed a milestone with close to 20 million COVID-19 vaccines transported into 24 different countries, including COVID-19 vaccines for UNICEF as part of the five-year MoU to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.

Through its QR Pharma product, Qatar Airways Cargo offers a controlled cool chain and dedicated monitoring, intervention, and servicing as well as proactive re-icing at its Doha hub.

With significant investments and enhancements to the QR Pharma product and its state-of-the-art hub in Doha, the cargo carrier confirms its strategy and commitment to supporting the logistics around the global COVID-19 vaccination endeavor.

In recent weeks, the country has introduced a temporary vaccination center at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), a drive-through vaccination facility in Lusail, as well as a second drive-through vaccination center in Al Wakra.

With the availability of these venues in addition to the PHCC health centers, more and more eligible citizens and residents are able to get vaccinated against the virus.

A total of 910,851 vaccine doses have been given until now under the country’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

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