US, McKesson sign distribution deal for COVID-19 vaccine

HHS stated the CDC is executing an existing agreement it signed with Irving, Texas-based McKesson in 2016 that consists of an alternative for McKesson to disperse vaccines in the event of a pandemic. McKesson distributed H1N1 vaccines during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and 2019..

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HHS has signed a handle McKesson to be a central supplier of a COVID-19 vaccine and the supplies needed to administer it, the department stated Aug. 14.

Maia Anderson –
Friday, August 14th, 2020

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The collaboration, that includes the U.S. Defense Department, is part of Operation Warp Speed, the White House job force developed to speed the delivery of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine..

McKesson will work under the CDCs assistance to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to administration websites once a vaccine is approved..