UPS and FedEx set to deliver COVID vaccines per White House mandate

Posted at 11:49 AM, Dec 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C — UPS and FedEx will be distributing the new Pfizer COVID vaccine per Trump's mandate in "Operation Warp Speed."

FedEx and UPS will be primary distributers of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country, company executives told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Thursday. The COVID vaccine has been approved for use through FDA emergency use authorization and is set to be implemented in the coming days.

President of UPS Global Healthcare. Wes Wheeler, says UPS “spent months strategizing with Operation Warp Speed officials" on how to best distribute the vaccine. Wheeler also said the two companies will be working closely to divvy up states for the most efficient vaccine delivery.

“Of course, FedEx and UPS have split the country into two, We know exactly what states we have, and they know what states they have.”- Wes Wheeler

UPS declined to comment on how vaccine shipments will be divided. FedEx said in a statement that vaccine distribution "will be balanced among major cargo carriers and we are one of two primary vaccine shippers in the U.S.”