To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what protocols his Department has put in place to minimise the risk of disruption in the supply chain for the distribution of the covid-19 vaccine.
12 January 2021
Public Health England (PHE) has worked with its specialist medical logistics partners over many months to plan for the storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the United Kingdom.
PHE has well established ordering and distribution mechanisms which have been built over many years of successful delivery of vaccines for the national immunisation programme. These have been enhanced to accommodate for the challenging storage temperatures for some of the COVID-19 vaccines. This has been in combination with an increased level of service for all UK locations and flexibility to manage urgent delivery requirements.