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Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people?A supply chain like no otherLearning from the automotive industryReaching the vulnerable

Vaccines are here, but how will we get them to billions of people?A supply chain like no otherLearning from the automotive industryReaching the vulnerable
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Liz Breen, University of Bradford and Sarah Schiffling, Liverpool John Moores University

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has just been approved for widespread use in the UK and the government has ordered 40 million doses - enough to vaccinate 20 million people. The first 800,000 doses are expected to be delivered to the UK in the next few days.

The Moderna and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines also appear to be close to gaining approval by regulatory authorities. The vaccines promise billions of people around the world a return to normality as the pandemic is brought to an end.

After the great effort put into developing and testing these vaccines, another huge task lies ahead: the logistics of vaccine distribution.

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