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McKesson Fills Initial Government Orders for Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine

McKesson Empowering Healthcare

IRVING, Texas – As part of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government’s public-private partnership to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to Americans, and under the direction of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), McKesson began distributing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines and the ancillary supply kits needed to administer them. After months of preparation, which included establishing dedicated distribution centers and assembling supply kits, the company is primed to support the nation during this significant healthcare challenge.

Brian Tyler, CEO, McKesson said, “We are honored to be a partner with the U.S. government and other private-sector companies such as Moderna to support in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the ancillary supply kits. In March, our world seemed to change overnight. But with a renewed sense of commitment and intensified focus, we’ve come together across industries and forged public and private partnerships to help restore and protect the health and well-being of people around the world. With our exceptional group of employees managing the effort, we stand ready as a company to meet this historical moment.”

Key facts include:

  • McKesson, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management, is managing two different aspects of the distribution efforts in coordination with the U.S. government. The company is distributing all supply kits for COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the distribution of frozen or refrigerated COVID-19 vaccines. McKesson is not distributing the Pfizer ultra-frozen vaccine.
  • McKesson has a long history of managing the pharmaceutical and medical supply chain in the U.S., as well as handling the distribution of vaccines. The company has been the centralized distributor for the CDC’s Vaccines for Children program for 13 years, including during the H1N1 public health crisis.
  • The U.S. government is making all decisions related to where, when and how many doses McKesson will distribute. The company filled the first order from the CDC on Sunday, December 20. Our shipping partners should deliver initial vaccine orders at administration sites nationwide on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.
  • Maintaining the cold chain is a priority for the company. Upon arrival at a McKesson vaccine distribution center, McKesson will verify that the vaccines were maintained at the proper temperature while in transit and will place the vaccines inside a large-scale, pharmaceutical-grade freezer designed to maintain proper temperatures.
  • The freezers are equipped with sophisticated controls, monitoring systems and alarms intended to ensure the vaccines remain within the appropriate temperature ranges.
  • After receiving CDC orders, from inside the freezers the vaccine doses will be packed into insulated coolers with specialized cold packs and a temperature monitor so the administration site can verify that the vaccine doses stayed within the required temperature range during transit.
  • For the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the ancillary supply kit normally will be sent at the same time as the vaccines. The kits include alcohol prep pads, face shields, surgical masks, needles and syringes, a vaccine administration sheet, and a vaccine record and reminder card.
  • The company has partnered with FedEx and UPS, who will deliver the vaccines and ancillary supply kits to administration sites throughout the country.
  • Through Operation Warp Speed, McKesson partners closely with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC. For the ancillary supply kit production and distribution, McKesson has partnered with the Strategic National Stockpile, which is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within HHS.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful – all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly. For more information, visit https://www.mckesson.com.

Contact Information
David Matthews (On-site at Olive Branch, Miss.)
david.matthews@mckesson.com
214.952.0833
or
Lori Dolginoff
lori.dolginoff@mckesson.com

COVID-19 Heroes and Non Profit Given Free Roofs by Jacksonville FL Company

Jacksonville, FL, December 12, 2020 – Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters (Reliant) is pleased to announce the completion of their Fourth Annual Every Shingle Heart Initiative. This program was created in 2017 as a way for the Jacksonville-based company to give back to the community by providing families and local organizations in need with new roofs. This year, they selected a COVID-19 Hero and a large local non-profit organization.

Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters
Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters

“As a local company, we knew it was our duty to step up and give back to our community during these difficult times of COVID-19,” said Cameron Shouppe, President and Co-Owner of Reliant. Reliant, a family-owned company that opened in 2015, is partnered with the roofing manufacturers GAF and Carlisle, to provide a free roof to one healthcare worker in Northeast Florida, along with a local non-profit organization.

On December 4, 2020, Reliant replaced the roof of COVID-19 Heroes Jared and Patty Menefee, with no charge. These healthcare workers at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, provide care for the youngest patients in Jacksonville. Jared and Patty work opposing shifts in order to care for their four children. Jared is known as “Jingle Beard.” The nickname started several years ago when he decided to add ornaments to his beard during the winter holidays. Now, every national holiday, Jared decorates his beard in a variety of unique ways, with the goal of bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most. Jared brightens the days of not only the nurses, doctors and other team members he works with, but also the patients and families. Jared’s wife, Patty, specializes in creating Intravenous Nutrition for all patients in the Baptist Health System, including the premature newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Daily Manna Serving Center was the non-profit organization that Reliant selected as a recipient this year. Founded nine years ago by Worship Center Pastor Gerald Dinkins, the food pantry serves about 2,500 people a month and launched a program helping clients eat and live healthier. They provide many other resources to their community; such as free GED tutoring, clothing, paper goods, health screenings, nutritional classes, HIV testing, electric bill service, and youth services. The entire Reliant office team came out on December 9, 2020, to provide a $30,000 roof completely for free to the serving center.

Reliant is also co-hosting a food drive for the Daily Manna Serving Center. Non-perishable food donations can be delivered to 2659 Edison Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254, no later than December 24, 2020. If you would like to help this holiday season, please contact: adrienne@reliantroofing.com.

For more information regarding Reliant’s Every Shingle Heart Initiative, please visit reliantroofing.com/everyshingleheart.

About Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters
Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been family owned and operated since 2015. Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association. Reliant Roofing, Solar, & Hurricane Shutters provides services in several counties in and around Northeast Florida, including; Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, St Johns and Flagler.

Contact Information
Reliant Roofing, Solar & Hurricane Shutters
Adrienne Menzies
904-657-0880
clientservices@reliantroofing.com
reliantroofing.com
4230 Pablo Professional Court Suite #155
Jacksonville FL, 32224