Cardinal Health is committed to doing our part to help Americans get vaccinated so we can begin to put COVID-19 behind us. We stand ready and willing to help the federal and state governments, the public health community and other distributors execute a successful distribution plan. Once vaccines are approved, the full supply chain is critical to a successful vaccination effort, with each part – manufacturers, federal and state governments, public health experts, distributors and providers – playing a distinct and vital role. We believe that to properly, fairly, quickly and safely vaccinate the entire United States population, we will eventually need the full capacity of the U.S. commercial pharmaceutical distribution system. The current plan needs redundancy, resiliency and flexibility built in to reduce vulnerability and allow quick augmentation if more capacity is needed.
Cardinal Health is an essential link in the supply chain, and our scale, breadth and expertise make us a critical partner to help the country get vaccinated and move on from the pandemic. What we do matters, and we intend to be ready to support our customers when they need us. We are engaging with all stakeholders, including our customers, suppliers, employees, and local, federal and state government partners, to support the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines in the most resilient and effective manner possible. Our current involvement includes: