Movianto UK wins Department of Health vaccines contract

Bedford, UK:  The Department of Health has renewed its long-term contract for childhood vaccines with Movianto UK to exclusively store and distribute childhood vaccines.

The Department of Health stipulated that an essential part of this service was the operation of a fully validated cold chain supply chain. This operation is to deliver to practices, hospitals and hubs in the United Kingdom.

Vaccines must be maintained within a temperature range of +2 to +8C and distributed to medical practices and hospitals located in England and Wales. In Northern Ireland the distribution is to include hospitals and in Scotland to 16 local distribution centres.

The contract involves 800 daily deliveries and includes contingency planning for special delivery needs.

Movianto UK provides logistics and distribution services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and has 50,000 spaces storage capacity in eight UK warehouses and depots. It delivers to every UK hospital and pharmaceutical wholesaler daily with its own fleet and also delivers cold chain and ambient medicines and healthcare products to supermarkets, pharmacies, GPs, nursing homes and direct to patients’ homes on a next day basis.