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From shipping containers to security concerns, a COVID-19 vaccine supply chain takes shape

STAT, 9.8.20 – For the past few months, Joachim Kuhn has scrambled to rework his factories and rapidly ramp up production of temperature-controlled containers — a critical but often overlooked part of the global supply chain that will be needed to deliver Covid-19 vaccines around the world.

Container supplies are among the countless challenges facing companies that are part of a vast, behind-the-scenes global network planning to quickly transport huge numbers of Covid-19 vaccines. And each link in the proverbial chain — from finding a spot to keep doses sufficiently cold to protecting them from heists — is equally important in order to ensure enough vaccines reach their far-flung destinations as quickly as possible.

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