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Emirates SkyCargo moves 150 mn doses of 6 Covid vaccines through Dubai

July 7, 2021: Emirates SkyCargo has played a crucial role in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturing locations to destinations around the world, particularly to developing countries and the freight division of Emirates on Tuesday announced that it has flown 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines through Dubai.

Even during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the carrier flew close to 200 tonnes of pharmaceuticals every day on its flights.
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Even during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the carrier flew close to 200 tonnes of pharmaceuticals every day on its flights.

July 7, 2021: Emirates SkyCargo has played a crucial role in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines from manufacturing locations to destinations around the world, particularly to developing countries and the freight division of Emirates on Tuesday announced that it has flown 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines through Dubai.

“July 6, 1885 was a historic date for modern medicine and treatment. This was the day when Louis Pasteur administered the first attenuated vaccine to a human patient. Over the next 135 years, the development of vaccines for various diseases grew by leaps and bounds. Most recently, during the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists across the world raced to develop vaccination solutions to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” reads the release.

Highlights
• More than 600 tonnes of Covid-19 vaccines transported on Emirates aircraft, the equivalent of 150 million doses

• Covid-19 vaccines flown to more than 80 destinations across six continents

• More than 3,500 packages of Covid-19 vaccines transported

• Six different Covid-19 vaccines transported.

The air cargo carrier has dedicated GDP certified infrastructure at its Dubai hub for handling pharmaceuticals. Even during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the carrier flew close to 200 tonnes of pharmaceuticals every day on its flights.

In January 2020, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports to form the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance aimed at rapidly transporting Covid-19 vaccines through Dubai to developing countries. This was shortly followed up in February 2020 with a MoU with UNICEF to expedite the transportation of Covid-19 vaccines under the COVAX initiative.

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