DHL Express has successfully delivered the U.S. government’s donation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine July 5. The arrival of around 1,000,000 doses comes as part of a recent commitment by the U.S. to assist with recovery efforts worldwide. This shipment is made possible via the COVAX global vaccine sharing program that aims to accelerate global equitable access to immunization against the pandemic.
DHL Express arranged for the collection of the vaccines from facilities in the U.S. before it was airlifted from the Cincinnati Hub to the DHL Express Subang Gateway, where it would be distributed to designated locations in Kuala Lumpur. From door-to-door, the journey spanned only four days in complete compliance with stringent handling and storage requirements.
“To date, DHL has transported more than 300 million doses of approved vaccines worldwide, five million of which were to Malaysia,” said Julian Neo, Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei. “The shipment today marks another milestone in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and contributing to the country’s recovery. In keeping with our mandate of connecting people and improving lives, we are proud to continue playing an active role in seeking a safe, new normal for the businesses and communities we serve.”