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Informative Article | Procurement and Supply Chain Management | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Challenges to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain: Implications for Sustainable Development Goals
Abstract: Supply Chain is a very critical aspect for any industry and every product. When it comes to Covid Vaccine it adds even more pressure around timeliness and accuracy for the delivery. The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the diverse challenges that supply chains face to significant disruptions. Therefore, it is elemental that challenges to the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain (VSC) are identified and prioritized to pave the way out of this pandemic. This work identifies 15 challenges and reveals that 'Limited number of vaccine manufacturing companies', 'Inappropriate coordination with local organizations', 'Lack of vaccine monitoring bodies', 'Difficulties in monitoring and controlling vaccine temperature', and 'Vaccination cost and lack of financial support for vaccine purchase' are the most critical challenges. The results offer practical approaches for stakeholders and policy makers around the world to develop an improved supply chain for vaccines.
Keywords: COVID-19, vaccine supply chain
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 256 - 257