New Zealand port authorities announced on Thursday that nine large ultra-cold freezers in which COVID-19 vaccines can be stored have arrived in Auckland in containers.
Freezers will form the country’s central storage for vaccines to be stored at extremely low temperatures.
New Zealand has bought 1.5 million doses of Pfizer BioNTech shot, which must be stored at -80 degrees Celsius.
Health authorities have established plans to distribute vaccines from central warehouses to a national network of cold chains, which will ensure all New Zealanders have access to the immunization program.
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