Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Delivers COVID-19 Vaccines by Drone: UPS Flight Forward and Matternet M2 Deliver Drone
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian Crosby
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and its enterprise iQ Healthtech Labs, established by the Innovation Quarter, are elevating COVID-19 vaccination efforts with drone deliveries. The first COVID-19 vaccine drone delivery program in the country, this new initiative – managed by UPS Flight Forward and its specially trained operators– expands Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s existing drone program. As one of the first health care institutions in the country to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine via UPS in 2020, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has provided nearly 100,000 total COVID-19 vaccinations to date.
UPS Flight Forward and Matternet
When in transit, the Matternet M2 drone is equipped with a special cargo box that contains Cold Chain Technologies’ PCM Gel…