COVID-19

Kalamazoo County preps for vaccine distribution

Kalamazoo County, which is home to a Pfizer facility, is taking steps to be ready once a COVID vaccine is approved for use.

One day after drug maker Pfizer announced it has a potential COVID-19 vaccine, Kalamazoo County is making making moves to prepare for distribution.

Both Kalamazoo and Kent counties stated they are working with the state health department to plan for the vaccine’s eventual distribution, according to an article on MLive.

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What’s happening: Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate must be kept very cold – at minus 94°F – during transportation and storage. That’s difficult to do with current supply chains.

Kalamazoo County already has one ultra-low temperature freezer and has ordered two more. A spokesperson for the county said they are still calculating storage capacity and waiting on more information from the state about dosage requirements.

Kalamazoo and Kent counties are just two of what will likely be many storage and distribution locations for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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