Thanks to vaccines, many of us have grown up without fear of contracting diseases such as polio and diphtheria. Do we take them for granted?
Problems arose quickly with the COVID-19 vaccines because there were too few doses to go around as well as technical problems with storage and distribution, says Jon Roth, executive vice president and CEO of the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS). For instance, Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine – the first one available – required ultra-cold storage and came in 975-dose lot sizes.
By Stephanie Wasserman, MSPH
Executive Director, Immunize Colorado