New Report on Public-Private Collaboration in Vaccine Distribution Provides Important Guidance in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic
Healthcare Leadership Council Praises Work of Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the COVID Collaborative
WASHINGTON – As federal and state policymakers continue to strive toward higher levels of COVID-19 vaccination, the president of the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) pointed toward a newly-released report that outlines opportunities in which the private sector can be utilized to support vaccine distribution.
HLC president Mary R. Grealy said the report released by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health policy and the COVID Collaborative, “Building Public-Private Partnerships to Support Efficient and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution” should be utilized in developing strategies to identify and fill current gaps in vaccine distribution and administration.
“We know that the path to widespread immunity is going to become more challenging as we progress. This report addresses the multiple ways in which the vaccination effort can be strengthened, from using private sector expertise to improve supply chain logistics and efficiency at mass vaccination sites to promoting equity and engaging in outreach to high-risk populations,” said Ms. Grealy. “This report can and should be used to address gaps in state and local vaccination programs and prepare for the next phases of this effort, such as the potential need for booster shots.”
The Healthcare Leadership Council participated in discussions that contributed to the report.
For Immediate Release
April 12, 2021
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