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The Logistics of Saving Lives: Keeping Cool Through a Challenging Delivery (Video)
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The flu season is fast approaching here in North America and the call to stand in line, roll up your sleeve and get your annual flu shot is ringing across UPS – and across the country.  And, yes, I got my shot last week. Glad that’s over with!

Back in April, Walgreens donated more than 375,000 doses of flu vaccine to the Laos People’s Democratic Republic (Laos), when their flu season was just getting ready to begin. They wanted to make a difference in thousands of lives by bringing good health to a population in need. Walgreen’s faced an enormous logistical challenge to safely transport the vaccines from Louisville, Kentucky, to Southeast Asia.

Transporting medicine was inherently delicate as the vaccines required precise temperature control throughout the 9,000 mile journey that crossed the borders of five countries.  With the help of UPS, the donation made it to the people of Laos successfully.

Watch the video below to learn more.

Category: Business Insights, Caring for Communities, Global Impact, Healthcare, Medicine, Temperature Control
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