McKesson Tapped For COVID-19 Vaccine Kits To Meet 1 October Distribution Goal
US HHS turns to COVID-19 vaccine distributor to assemble vaccine administration kits, citing revised vaccine delivery schedule.
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The possibility, which seems driven by the culture of the times, may be legally possible, but experts raised many practical concerns.
Most vaccines will be distributed centrally by McKesson, but those with ultra-cold storage requirements will be shipped directly from the manufacturer to the vaccination site. Data exchange system will enable public and private databases to talk to each other and help ensure individuals receive timely revaccination with a second dose of the same vaccine regardless of location.
The move reduces the pressure on the companies to rush development, but also relieves burden on the FDA to approve a candidate too soon.