At the heart of millimeter logistics to deliver vaccines

REPORT – In a warehouse, in the early hours of the morning, volunteers put doses of vaccines in cardboard boxes. It is the beginning of a well-regulated choreography to deliver pharmacies.

This Wednesday morning in Saint-Ouen, in the largest establishment of the pharmaceutical distributor OCP. Laure, Sylvie and Sandrine, who volunteered, arrived at 6.30 am They have a little over four hours to prepare the orders for the 723 pharmacists who will be delivered this afternoon. Some excitement is palpable in the vast warehouse. It is 1900 vials (19,000 doses) of AstraZeneca vaccine that they are about to put in boxes. The “classic” drugs for the afternoon tour will be packed afterwards.

In the current context, I had no trouble finding volunteers, declares Sylvain Pertuy, director of the establishment. Participating in the fight against Covid gives real meaning to our work. ” In 48 hours, the seven wholesaler-distributors in France will send 50,000 bottles to more than 15,000 pharmacies. 14,000 vials will then go to the doctors, the rest of the doses will be administered by the pharmacists

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