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Retail pharmacy chains will face challenges for vaccine rollout

Jan 5, 2021
Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
A CVS pharmacist administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a nurse at a senior living facility in Kirkland, Washington.
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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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Getting states prepared to distribute COVID vaccines

The list includes funding, a plan for communicating with the public, medical personnel training and storage capabilities.
Among other things, states need government funding that hasn't been approved, says  Claire Hannan of the Association of Immunization Managers.
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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may pose fewer distribution challenges

That would be an advantage particularly for getting a COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries.
An illustration picture shows vials with COVID-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes, with the logo of the University of Oxford and its partner British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, on Nov. 17, 2020.
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Hard decisions loom in prioritizing who gets COVID-19 vaccine first

Nov 11, 2020
"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."
"The real big challenge for COVID vaccination is that we're talking not just about people at risk, but we're talking about everybody," says David Salisbury, former chair of the World Health Organization's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization.
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DHL exec says "big challenge" for vaccine distribution is "joint effort" between governments, producers

Oct 14, 2020
Katja Busch says efficient vaccine distribution is most dependent on coordinated efforts between the involved parties.
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States are scrambling to build vaccine distribution infrastructure

Oct 8, 2020
Health departments will need trained personnel and equipment like syringes and vials. And states want special funding.
A volunteer receives a COVID-19 vaccination in a trial at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, in August.
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