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The Case for a More Secure Healthcare Supply Chain to Safeguard the Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

February 5, 2021


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.

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