Government awards vaccine contracts
The government has awarded contracts for importing and distributing Covid-19 vaccines, which is due to begin on May 17, reported Business Day (23 April 2021).
Biovac and Imperial Logistics have been appointed to provide importation services, while the job of transporting, warehousing and distributing the vaccines has been split between Biovac and DSV Healthcare.
Biovac will cover all the cold chain requirements for vaccines that require storage at 2°C to 8°C, at -20°C and -70°C. DSV Healthcare will only provide services for vaccines requiring storage at -70°C. A third company is expected to be appointed shortly to assist with the -20°C services.