Frío Pacífico will store Pfizer/Biontech vaccine in Southern Chile.
Biobío Region mayor Patricio Kuhn Artigues has announced on Twitter that the industrial cold storage company Frío Pacífico is to support the coronavirus vaccine effort.
Additional information in BioBio Chile reported that the site, based in Carriel airport, is used for storing salmon cargo, destined for the export market. Frío Pacífico said it was in process of expanding capacity. After being approached by the government, the company is now offering to store the vaccines for free when they arrive in the area.
Muchas gracias al Gerente de Friopacífico, Joaquín del Campo. Hoy durante la visita a las obras de ampliación de la empresa, nos hizo el ofrecimiento de almacenar vacunas contra el #COVID19, apreciamos este tipo de gestos dada la difícil situación por la que estamos atravesando. pic.twitter.com/y9QdS5m6Nc
— Patricio Kuhn Artigues (@PatricioKuhn) December 16, 2020
Frío Pacífico said that it will also transport the vaccines for free also.
Pfizer/Biontech vaccines require a certain temperature and need to be kept at a temperature of about -70C to be as effective as possible, reports the BBC.