Ostend Airport to play crucial role in vaccine transports

Ostend Airport is gearing up for an important role in the distribution of corona vaccines.  The airport will be involved both in the export of vaccines produced in Belgium and the import of vaccines produced elsewhere.

The airport has already started to prepare for the arrival and distribution of large quantities of vaccine.

Ostend Airport CEO Marcel Buelens: “Vaccines require a specific treatment and the temperature at which they are stored needs to be strictly checked. Ostend Airport is perfectly suited to guarantee precise temperatures.  We possess over 1,065 m2 of storage facilities where refrigerated temperatures can be guaranteed.” 

Mr Buelens insists that this space is adequate to store all the vaccines needed to protect the entire population of Belgium.

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