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UPS Expects 40% Jump in Vaccine Doses Next Week, Peak in May

  • Courier and rival FedEx now reach 100,000 distribution points
  • Delivery networks prepare for third vaccine as J&J nears nod
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United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. are ramping up vaccine distribution, with plans for additional gains if Johnson & Johnson’s inoculation is cleared by U.S. regulators.

The couriers are handling about 10 million doses a week on a combined basis and that number is set to climb to 14 million next week, said Wes Wheeler, chief of UPS’s health care unit. That doesn’t include the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine, which hasn’t yet been granted an emergency use authorization but has been found by U.S. regulators to be safe and effective.