Last Mile Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines
The worldwide distribution of the Corona vaccine is considered a tremendous logistical task. But the biggest challenge lies in the last mile – to vaccination centers and doctors’ offices.
Follow the exciting insights into a life-saving project by Raúl Bianci (Business Management Consultant of the Government of Uruguay) and Edgardo Ipar (President of va-Q-tec Uruguay) in the video.
In collaboration with the Government of Uruguay, va-Q-tec’s innovative boxes and services support vaccine supply – even in remote regions. Advanced digital solutions support product safety and ensure temperature visibility during transport as well as data accessibility for relevant entities.
Most interesting facts:
- A thermal packaging solution had to be found for both different modes of transportation, air and road, in order to be able to supply small remote towns with few inhabitants and large urban centers with the temperature-sensitive vaccine.
- All previous last mile vaccine shipments in Uruguay required temperatures between +2 °C and 8 °C. Up until now, the shipments of more than 600,000 Biontech/Pfizer doses have shown no temperature deviations.
- By using va-Q-nection, the temperature protocol is immediately available to the Uruguayan Ministry of Health. The special service of va-Q-tec includes all transport steps from the moment of loading of the va-Q-med to the delivery at the vaccination sites and thus ensures the safe as well as GDP compliant distribution on the last mile.
- The closed rental cycle of the va-Q-med boxes from the TempChain Service Center in Montevideo to the vaccination site and back again is not only particularly environmentally friendly. It is also particularly cost-efficient.