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U.S. MEATPACKER SMITHFIELD FOODS OFFERS TO STORE COVID-19 VACCINES IN ULTRA-COLD FREEZERS


By Tom Polansek


CHICAGO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - U.S. meatpacker Smithfield Foods has offered to help health officials distribute COVID-19 vaccines and store them in ultra-cold freezers that are in high demand to support a vaccination campaign, the company's chief administrative officer said on Thursday.


U.S. states, cities, and hospitals are scrambling to buy freezers that can safely store Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine at temperatures of minus 70 Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit), significantly below the standard for vaccines of 2-8 C (36-46 F).


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Source : Successful Farming agriculture.com


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