ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UPS (NYSE:UPS) continues its involvement with COVID-19 vaccine supply efforts via a partnership with world pharmaceutical and medical provide distributor McKesson. By means of contracts with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to assist Operation Warp Velocity, McKesson is the centralized distributor for non-ultra-frozen COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary provide kits. Underneath its settlement with McKesson, UPS will start delivering Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, which right now obtained a U.S. Meals and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization.
“This is a critically important initiative for UPS, and we are committed to delivering what matters for as long as it takes,” says Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS. “McKesson is a valued UPS Healthcare partner, and we will continue to leverage the strength of our network to safely and efficiently get these life-saving vaccines and supplies to their final destination.”
“This is a historic logistics feat and UPS Healthcare is honored to play a role in this effort,” says Wes Wheeler, president of UPS Healthcare. “Our mantra is ‘Quality Focused. Patient Driven’ and we know that at the end of each vaccine journey is a patient seeking hope and relief from this pandemic. We take our pivotal role in this ongoing campaign seriously.”
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