Bulgaria’s vaccine distribution method is the wurst.
The country used hot dog trucks to deliver its first batch of the coronavirus vaccine over the weekend — and critics say the plan doesn’t cut the mustard, according to a report.
Health officials dispatched a fleet of police-escorted weenie-mobiles in several cities to transport the Pfizer-BioNTech shots, which must be stored at minus 94 degrees, according the New York Times.
Observers online relished poking fun of the bizarre transportation plan — posting memes, including one featuring a pack of franks stamped with Pfizer’s logo.
“Want some kraut with your vaccine?” one Twitter user quipped.
Another added, “I would 100 percent take my vaccine from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.”
But others worried the nation wasn’t prepared to receive and store its first round of nearly 10,000 doses.
“Bulgarian authorities knew, for a while now, exactly when the first vaccines were arriving,” Desislava Nikolova, a health editor at the Bulgarian newspaper Capital Weekly, told the Times.
“It perplexes me why the government needed to use a hot dog truck instead of a vehicle licensed for distribution of thermolabile medicines.”
Kostadin Angelov, the country’s health minister, said the hot dog trucks met all of the requirements needed to properly store the vaccine.
But the next round of shots will be distributed using transportation provided by the vaccine manufacturer, he added.
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