Jan 17, 2021
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After months of preparation and scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, FedEx and UPS’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution mission appears to be going as smoothly as the delivery giants assured it would.
“Simply put, a global health crisis of this scale requires a network of our scale to address,” COO Raj Subramaniam said days after the company made its first delivery of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine. “This is who we are and what we do.”
The effort to vaccinate America has encountered slowdowns, however, after FedEx and UPS deliver the shipments to administration sites.
Leaders of the federal initiative Operation Warp Speed said last month they were close to reaching their delivery goals, but states were taking longer than expected to administer vaccines, USA TODAY reported.
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