Last night, an A400M ATLAS aircraft from 70 Squadron delivered the latest batch of coronavirus vaccines to Gibraltar.
The FCDO and the UK the Armed Forces have worked together to deliver the vaccines to a number of British Overseas Territories.
According to a spokesperson:
“This morning, the Royal Air Force delivered a further consignment of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines to RAF Gibraltar on behalf of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Transported throughout in temperature controlled conditions they were swiftly delivered to the Gibraltar Health Authority.”
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) May 17, 2021
The vaccines were quickly taken to the hospital.
An Overnight Arrival#Gibraltar ’s latest batch of vaccines arrived late last night on an A400 RAF aircraft. Well done to all involved getting them safely to Saint Bernard’s Hospital 👏#OperationFreedom #StaySafe #royalgibraltarpolice #police #policeofficers #ThinBlueLine pic.twitter.com/kV2B4I0EyD
— Royal Gibraltar Police (@RGPolice) May 17, 2021
Earlier in the year, the RAF delivered the first batch of vaccines to the territory. According to a statement from the Government of Gibraltar in January:
“Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is delighted to announce that the first delivery of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday 9 January 2021. Upon arrival, the vaccine will be immediately be taken directly to dedicated freezers in the basement of St Bernard’s Hospital and kept at -75 degrees centigrade. This first delivery is being provided to Gibraltar by the UK Government as part of its programme to supply the Overseas Territories, as such the methodology of delivery is the same as it is in the UK. A 5850 doses of the vaccine will be received in this first delivery. The second delivery of the vaccine is expected by the end of January. The aim to have vaccinated all over 70s with at least one dose by mid February, assuming that the vaccines arrive as planned.”