Air cargo plays a key role in the distribution of vaccines through well-established temperature-sensitive distribution systems using cutting-edge technology and procedures. This capability will prove crucial to the quick and efficient transport of COVID-19 vaccines once available. This will naturally require careful planning by every segment in the entire cargo supply chain to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and ready for distribution.IATA collaborates with leading authorities and organizations to facilitate full preparedness for COVID-19 vaccines transportation. The 5th Release of the Guidance for Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Logistics & Distribution summarizes all the considerations to be taken into account for large-scale handling air transport and distribution of vaccines.

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