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Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
The list includes funding, a plan for communicating with the public, medical personnel training and storage capabilities.
That would be an advantage particularly for getting a COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries.
"There will be consequences, always, from these choices," says former WHO chair David Salisbury. "But we try to make them with the best interests of the most people at heart."
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.