Today, the Austrian Armed Forces received 10,000 doses of the new Corona vaccine (Pfizer – Biontech), as it is distributing it to various states in preparation for the start of the general vaccination tomorrow, Sunday, in Austria, in conjunction with all European Union countries.
Austrian Defense Minister Claudia Tanner said – in a press statement today, Saturday – that the armed forces are in charge of re-packing the vaccine and storing it at a temperature of 70 to 80 degrees below zero, and then determining the share of each state and handing it over to the local authorities. .
The minister added that the new vaccine had received approval from both local authorities and official health authorities, and indicated that the Austrian army – was and still is – playing a major role in efforts to confront the Corona pandemic crisis .
Earlier, the Minister of Defense held a preparatory meeting with the governors of the major states, led by Michael Ludwig, Governor of the capital Vienna, and Johanna Michael Litel, Governor of Lower Austria, to coordinate efforts in distributing the vaccine..