Drones Are Now Being Used To Deliver Covid-19 Vaccines
Drones are playing a critical role in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic: delivering vaccines to communities that need them the most.
Though most news coverage centered on vaccine inaccessibility has only discussed the sheer lack of availability in many countries due to production limitations or price points, very little discussion has occurred regarding the actual logistical challenges of physically delivering vaccines.
Zipline, a drone delivery service, is tackling this problem head-on by utilizing its experience and innovative technology to help deliver Covid-19 coronavirus vaccines to remote areas. Late last month, Gavi, an international organization which aims to increase vaccine equity worldwide, reported that Zipline has partnered with the Government of Ghana to help deliver the much-anticipated COVAX vaccines (COVAX is a global initiative supported by the World Health Organization that is “Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines”).