Hot dog truck delivers the first COVID-19 vaccines in Bulgaria

Dennis Lee
·2 min read
a line of hot dogs being prepared
a line of hot dogs being prepared

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Hot dogs will always be there for you. Need a quick lunch? Microwave a hot dog. On the run? Find a hot dog stand. Need a coronavirus vaccine? If you’re in Bulgaria, find a hot dog truck.

Over the weekend, Bulgaria received its first 9,750 doses of the vaccine, according to The New York Times. But before the rollout began, the authorities had to deliver the doses somehow, and they did it via hot dog truck. Escorted by police, of course. As you might have heard by now, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has to be stored at a searing -70 degrees Celsius to stay effective, and it can be kept between 2-8 degrees Celsius for only five days before being administered.

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People immediately ran with the jokes and started memes bearing the Pfizer logo, like this one involving hot dogs bearing the stamp.