Trucking steps up, begins delivering COVID vaccine

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The process of getting COVID-19 vaccine from the Pfizer factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan to sites around the country began Monday. Truckers with Boyle Transportation delivered the long-awaited cargo to a UPS cargo jet at the Lansing Airport.

“Today, we’re not hauling freight, we’re delivering hope,” said Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation, which was hired by UPS to help ferry vaccine from the factory to a waiting plane in Lansing.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has to be stored and transported at minus 94 Fahrenheit making it a demanding delivery.