Bolivian City Uses Refrigerated Chicken Truck to Move COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccines doses that arrived in the city of Trinidad were taken from the plane to a truck normally used to delivery poultry, after a health service vehicle broke down.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Bolivian city has resorted to using a refrigerated chicken truck to keep COVID-19 vaccines cold, a reflection of how the pandemic is straining resources in developing countries as they look to ramp up inoculations with limited infrastructure.

Vaccines doses that arrived in the central city of Trinidad were taken from the plane to a truck with a picture of a cartoon chicken on the side, normally used to delivery poultry, after a health service vehicle broke down.

“Yesterday there was damage to a vehicle that (health service) SEDES had arranged to transport the vaccines . . .

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