Second delivery of vaccines to ‘the Rock’

📸 In Pictures: Second delivery of vaccines to ‘the Rock’

The Royal Air Force have made another delivery of vaccines to Gibraltar, supporting the British citizens during the pandemic

The RAF dropped off nearly 5,000 life-saving vaccines of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to RAF Gibraltar. This follows an initial delivery of nearly 6,000 jabs to Gibraltar earlier in January.

These vaccines will be used to vaccinate Gibraltar’s front line workers and the most at-risk population.

The shipment was loaded and flown from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on behalf of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. They were then handed over to the ‘Barbarians’ (members of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment) to transport the vaccines to St Bernard’s Hospital.

The 4,875 doses of the vaccine were kept in temperature-controlled packaging with 50kg worth of dry ice onboard the A400M.

📸 Take a look at how the delivery went down:

RAF personnel (Movers) loading an A400M aircraft with pallets containing Covid-19 vaccines at RAF Brize Norton today (20/01/2
RAF personnel (Movers) loading the A400M aircraft with pallets containing Covid-19 vaccines at RAF Brize Norton (20/01/2021).
RAF personnel (Movers) loading theA400M aircraft with pallets containing Covid-19 vaccines at RAF Brize Norton (20/01/2021).
RAF A400M aircraft, loaded with pallets of Covid-19 vaccines taking off at RAF Brize Norton today (20/01/2021).
A RAF A400M aircraft loaded with pallets of Covid-19 vaccines taking off at RAF Brize Norton (20/01/2021).
A400M Parked on in front of ‘the Rock’, Gibraltar.
The RAF A400M Parked on in front of ‘the Rock’ in Gibraltar.
A400m being unloaded at RAF Gibraltar
Vaccines are unloaded at RAF Gibraltar.
Vaccine departing RAF Gib for St.Bernard’s Hospital
Vaccines departing RAF Gib for St.Bernard’s Hospital.

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