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While the global vaccination effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 continues to ramp up worldwide, access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, remains staggeringly low. In fact, low- and middle-income countries received less than one percent of available doses.
USP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit is designed to help address the challenges nurses and other healthcare providers face every day in preparing, distributing and administering essential vaccines.
Access to quality raw materials and increased stakeholder collaboration are needed to help ensure availability of monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
USP’s recently released COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit is helping to fill critical operational efficiency gaps that practice settings have identified in vaccine administration.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges around the world, including to national public health systems and the international biopharmaceutical industry.
Another public health crisis looms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.