North-West-based Reelvision Print is producing the cartons in which vaccines are held at vaccination points and hospitals. The cartons are shipped to another manufacturer for the addition of vial inserts by TPN member GPT Logistics.
The cartons make the dispensing of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine more manageable for a number of NHS trusts. The vaccine arrives in very large batches and the new cartons split the vaccine vials into smaller batches, making the distribution of it throughout hospitals and NHS trusts more straightforward.
Quality assurance manager at Reelvision Print Paul Sharples says: â€œThe production response time from Reelvision Print has been outstandingÂ and all orders received were processed through to manufacturing and dispatched in just a few days, committing to unrivalled delivery times.â€
These deliveries were made via TPN, and he adds: â€œGPT Logistics is very good.â€