Pfizer TO DISTRIBUTE COVID-19 VACCINE INDEPENDENTLY IN THE U.S.

Highlights
• Tanya Alcorn,Pfizer said that the company is coming up with its own distribution system to deliver their COVID-19 vaccine directly to healthcare providers instead of going ahead with the government’s chosen distribution partner, McKesson
• This statement by Alcorn was given during a webinar organised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has clearly stated that it doesn’t require the help of the U.S. government in order to distribute its COVID-19 vaccine.
Tanya Alcorn, vice president for biopharma global supply chain at Pfizer said that the company is coming up with its own distribution system to deliver their COVID-19 vaccine directly to healthcare providers instead of going ahead with the government’s chosen distribution partner, McKesson. This statement by Alcorn was given during a webinar organised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She further said that the need to keep the vaccine at an ultra-cold temperature means Pfizer must monitor its shipments closely and hence the company has developed real-time GPS capability which will report any temperature deviations.
Confirming the Pfizer’s plan, a spokesperson from the company said that their distribution model as agreed with the U.S. government is built on a flexible just-in-time system which will ship the frozen vials directly from their plants to the point of vaccination. He further said that their distribution will be directly from Kalamazoo to point-of-use (POU), or their distribution center at Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin to the points of vaccination or equivalent location.

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