BH International Airport receives about 3 million vaccine doses to prevent Meningitis C
All the material was purchased and sent to the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed), by the government of Minas Gerais, to be made available to the National Immunization Program of the Ministry of Health.
The cargo terminal at Belo Horizonte International Airport, in Confins, received a cargo flight with about three million doses of vaccines manufactured by the pharmaceutical company GSK to prevent meningitis C. The operation was carried out by Cargolux, in a Boeing 747-400. The aircraft landed on October 27, coming from Luxembourg, at around 5:30 am.
All the material was purchased and sent to the Ezequiel Dias Foundation (Funed), by the government of Minas Gerais, to be made available to the National Immunization Program of the Ministry of Health. This is another joint effort between the public and private sectors to guarantee the supply of vaccines to the Brazilian population, so that there is no break in the vaccination coverage calendar in the country at this time of pandemic.
Rafael Laranjeira, executive manager of Logistics Solutions at BH Airport, emphasises the importance of receiving the operation for the fifth time. “We are committed to offering integrated logistics solutions to our customers. We continue in a moment of attention with Covid-19 and it is essential to carry out a cargo flight with resources related to health. We are committed to contributing to the supply of meningitis C vaccine to the population,” he says.
Fifth cargo operation in 2020 with vaccines against meningitis
The flight that arrived this Tuesday, with about three million vaccines, is the fifth flight of its kind received this year by Belo Horizonte International Airport. Before that, on September 27, approximately three million vaccines arrived to prevent meningitis C. On August 27, the Cargo Terminal received about 1.5 million doses of vaccines manufactured by GSK for the same purpose and April 27 were four million doses too. On July 30, 3.3 million doses arrived at the airport. In all cases, the material was sent to Funed to be made available to the Ministry of Health's National Immunization Program.
Airport is certified by Anvisa
The Cargo Terminal at Belo Horizonte International Airport was recognized by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) for complying with Good Storage Practices, according to the guidelines of Resolution 346/02. The certification proves that the cargo terminal meets all the requirements to receive cargoes subject to the institution's control, especially in the current moment of the coronavirus pandemic. The certification reinforces the airport's strategy of offering quality services with efficiency and customized service through integrated logistics solutions for the market.