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COVID vaccines are starting to arrive – here’s how everyone will get them

Schiffling, S and Breen, L (2020) COVID vaccines are starting to arrive – here’s how everyone will get them. The Conversation.

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The first batch of COVID vaccine has arrived in the UK, and the NHS has embarked on the largest vaccination campaign in the country’s history. Many other countries are also gearing up for this mammoth task. At first, there will only be a limited number of doses, so many governments have drawn up plans to prioritise the most vulnerable people. Given the initial scarcity and high worldwide demand, it is important not to waste the vaccine, the scarce resources needed to administer it, or public goodwill. Apart from the complex international supply chains needed to distribute vaccines from manufacturers around the world, countries now face another big challenge: the logistics of delivering them to patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: supply chain; vaccination; pandemic; distribution; last-mile logistics; Covid-19
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of Products
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Conversation Trust
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Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 11:50
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:12
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14171
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