Mr Vincent chairs the Nationwide Pharmaceutical Companies Affiliation (NPSA) in addition to serving because the chief govt of API, the ASX-listed operator that runs the Priceline Pharmacy model in addition to being a product wholesaler.
He supplied the business experience concerning the rollout on behalf of the NPSA, whose members are answerable for storing and sending medicines throughout the nation, together with distribution of annual flu vaccines.
“Regardless of the necessities, the present NPSA infrastructure and logistics administration abilities have
confirmed succesful via bushfires emergencies and the early COVID-19 calls for and is once more able to being a part of the answer,” Mr Vincent mentioned.
Fellow ASX-listed wholesaler Sigma Healthcare has additionally mentioned it hopes to play a job within the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines which make their option to market.
“We’re speaking to a variety of presidency our bodies to ensure they actively take into account the community that’s already accessible to distribute the vaccine,” chief govt Mark Hooper mentioned after unveiling Sigma’s half-year monetary outcomes final week.
The federal authorities has additionally been looking for suggestions on vaccine deployment. It’s at the moment tendering for an exterior supplier to offer an impartial evaluation of the 2020 influenza season to determine what enhancements could be wanted to methods forward of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
“It’s well timed to evaluate the aptitude, capability and potential constraints of the present system with respect to the roll out of future influenza seasons, in addition to a possible COVID-19 program,” the division’s itemizing on AusTender states.