One shot of corona vaccine likely won't be enough.

2020-09-01

Arrival of Corona virus vaccine on the market is just a half of the solution. Two doses per person is a complete solution and also birth of new problems .One of the problems is logistical.

 Difficulties procuring test kits and protective gear throughout the pandemic point to supply chain issues that could also plague distributing double doses of vaccines for an entire country.

Other potential concerns are more human. Convincing people to show up to get a vaccine not once, but twice, could be a formidable undertaking.It looks like it's going to be tough to get a majority of Americans to show up just once for a vaccine, let alone twice.

According to CNN poll conducted this month, 40% of Americans say they won't get the vaccine, even if it's free and easy to get.

 

"There's no question that this is going to be the most complicated, largest vaccination program in human history, and that's going to take a level of effort, a level of sophistication, that we've never tried before," said Dr. Kelly Moore, a health policy professor at Vanderbilt University.

"We're looking at double shots. That's twice the amount," said Nada Sanders, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University.  "Doubling is a huge supply chain issue." To double the shots everything in the supply chains should be doubled like syringes, vials, stoppers, needles and manpower.

Arrival of Corona virus vaccine on the market is just a half of the solution. Two doses per person is a complete solution and also birth of new problems .One of the problems is logistical.

 Difficulties procuring test kits and protective gear throughout the pandemic point to supply chain issues that could also plague distributing double doses of vaccines for an entire country.

Other potential concerns are more human. Convincing people to show up to get a vaccine not once, but twice, could be a formidable undertaking.It looks like it's going to be tough to get a majority of Americans to show up just once for a vaccine, let alone twice.

According to CNN poll conducted this month, 40% of Americans say they won't get the vaccine, even if it's free and easy to get.

"There's no question that this is going to be the most complicated, largest vaccination program in human history, and that's going to take a level of effort, a level of sophistication, that we've never tried before," said Dr. Kelly Moore, a health policy professor at Vanderbilt University.

"We're looking at double shots. That's twice the amount," said Nada Sanders, a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University.  "Doubling is a huge supply chain issue." To double the shots everything in the supply chains should be doubled like syringes, vials, stoppers, needles and manpower.

 

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Prasamsha Thapa

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