As our anticipation for the coronavirus vaccine grows, so do our questions. When will a vaccine be available in sufficient quantities? How will it be allocated?
But the one question that healthcare leaders should also be asking—but probably aren’t— is this: How will we prevent the coronavirus vaccine from being stolen?
Recent news reports suggest that supply chains may struggle to handle manufacturing and production demands for a COVID-19 vaccine. Producing huge quantities of stoppers, needles, and refrigeration units alone will present widespread challenges as the nation rushes into the biggest mass inoculation effort since polio in the 1950s.