While the news that various COVID-19 vaccines are successful in stopping the virus, the logistics behind ensuring enough people get the shot remain challenging.
More than 181 million shots have already been given around the world so far, with vaccine manufacturers vowing to steadily increase production through the rest of this year – although experts have already predicted that it could be years before some poorer nations receive the life-saving drug.
In mid-January, the Emirate of Dubai launched the COVID-19 Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance to ensure the delivery of more than two million lifesaving jabs worldwide until the end of the year.
The alliance includes Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airport, International Humanitarian City, among others.
The entire supply and transport industry has started preparing for the greater rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as production picks up, including big pharma companies, ground and air cargo providers, freight firms, and healthcare providers.