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Pharmacy chains will lead vaccine delivery to seniors in long-term care

Dec 16, 2020
Many of the companies already work with those facilities to supply drugs and provide flu shots for residents.
A man holds his wife's hands through the wall of a plastic "hug tent" outside a Colorado nursing facility. Elderly people in long-term care are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination.
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Could relaxing patents help poorer countries get vaccines faster?

Dec 15, 2020
India, South Africa, and Kenya want to try. The U.S., EU and U.K. aren't interested.
A medical worker administers the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at a hospital in Miami on Dec. 15.
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Dry ice makers pressed to meet demand for vaccine distribution

Dec 11, 2020
Supercold storage is essential. But Is there enough dry ice to go around as the coronavirus vaccine is shipped around the country?
An employee makes dry ice pellets at Capitol Carbonic, a dry ice factory, in Baltimore, Maryland, in November.
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Which essential workers should be prioritized for vaccines?

Dec 11, 2020
Pilots, bankers, meatpacking plants and teachers all say they should be first for limited doses.
Farm laborers wash their hands before work in April in Greenfield, California. How are "essential workers" classified when it comes to vaccine distribution?
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Vaccine delivery across the country faces complex supply chain challenges

Dec 10, 2020
Within 24 hours of emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, the vaccine maker Pfizer plans to move the product to patients nationwide.
A worker prepares boxes of vaccines before shipment at a French pharmaceutical company world distribution center.
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How one health care system in Georgia is planning its COVID vaccine distribution

Dec 10, 2020
Georgia's largest health care provider is looking at prioritizing ER and intensive care workers for vaccine distribution.
Dr. Jonathan Lewin, CEO of Emory Healthcare, the largest health care provider for the state of Georgia, says that it is prioritizing vaccine distribution for staffers based on a number of risk factors and being able to preserve the ability to provide care.
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What it will take to persuade people to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 7, 2020
Scare tactics and facts are actually among the least effective strategies.
Having famous people get vaccinated on camera is one tactic. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have already volunteered.
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Vaccine, gift delivery intensify holiday shipping rush

Dec 3, 2020
Delivery giants like DHL Express have prepared for a unique workload by adding to their aviation fleets.
Package-delivery companies like DHL Express are under even more pressure this holiday season to not only get gifts where they need to go but also vaccines to people around the world. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

How workplaces could help distribute the vaccine

Dec 2, 2020
Employer-sponsored programs make vaccinations convenient and help to normalize the idea of getting one.
A sign reflects the widespread interest in being protected from the coronavirus. Workplace vaccinations could bring protection to more people.
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U.K. is first to green light Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 2, 2020
Fifty U.K. hospitals are on standby to administer vaccine shots, which will be available by next week.
U.K. regulators were the first in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech for widespread use.
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