UPS runs South Korea’s vaccine logistics programme

UPS has announced it is playing a central role in South Korea’s pandemic vaccination programme.

The global logistics player has been involved in moving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines between the factory in Belgium and storage units in Incheon International Airport in South Korea. These vaccines must be stored and transported at extremely low temperatures prior to being brought to room temperature just before administration.

“Today, we are ready to make one of our most important deliveries in our 33-year history in Asia Pacific,” said Scott Price, president of UPS International. “South Korea can count on UPS using our smart global network and expertise in healthcare logistics to support the government in delivering the vaccines efficiently, securely and sustainably.”

“These deliveries are a culmination of public-private partnerships coming together in moving our world forward by delivering what matters,” said Doyoung Kim, managing director of UPS Korea.

“Together with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency and other critical players, we are proud to have the opportunity to play a part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“We are here to provide quality focused, patient driven healthcare to help Asia Pacific stamp out this pandemic,” Price said. “Thank you to all our UPSers who played a critical role in making this delivery a success.”

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