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DHL exec says "big challenge" for vaccine distribution is "joint effort" between governments, producers
Katja Busch says efficient vaccine distribution is most dependent on coordinated efforts between the involved parties.
Health departments will need trained personnel and equipment like syringes and vials. And states want special funding.
Julian Sutch, head of Emirates SkyCargo's pharmaceutical division, believes carriers like his are up to the task of global vaccine distribution, but acknowledge there are plenty of challenges to overcome.
World Bank President David Malpass believes his institution will be well situated to both fund and assist in a global COVID vaccine distribution effort.
Most African countries have joined the cooperative effort for global distribution of a future vaccine, but there are still financial and logistical questions.
Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director for the Immunization Action Coalition, lays out the logistical and financial issues facing a future COVID-19 vaccine distribution system.
Needing to store the vaccine at a temperature range outside the norm adds just one more layer of complexity to the logistical challenge.
Are there enough vials, syringes and packaging to get an approved vaccine where it needs to go?
Health care providers are going to play an essential role in communication and education.