How ACCP Members Are Contributing to the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

ACCP Staff
ACCP

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Global leaders across the world are continuing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, especially as we move into the vaccination phase. But what does this mean for our companies or us as corporate citizenship practitioners and what should we keep in mind as we navigate this next phase of the pandemic:

ACCP members have joined the effort to support, educate, and advocate for COVID-19 vaccines to benefit both their communities and employees. Read on to learn about the efforts of these industry leaders:

  • AbbVie, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi are all participating in ACTIV (Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines).
  • Abbvie, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi are all part of the COVID R&D Alliance.
  • AbbVie is sponsoring a vaccine clinic to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The clinic will initially serve an estimated 1,700 North Chicago residents age 65 and over. The temporary facility will be able to serve approximately 150 people per day beginning on February 15 and operate for two months.
  • Accenture has developed a Vaccine Management Solution.
  • Anheuser-Busch did not run a Budweiser commercial during the Super Bowl for the first time in 37 years. Instead, they used the marketing dollars to support COVID-19 vaccine awareness and access.
  • Bank of America, Ford Motor Company, JPMorgan Chase, New York Life Foundation, NBCUniversal/Comcast, Salesforce, and Walmart are supporting the efforts of the Ad Council in partnership with the COVID Collaborative to increase confidence in vaccination against COVID-19.
  • BD has committed more than 1 million injection devices to support COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Boeing is providing guidance to airline and cargo customers on how to safely transport vaccines in Boeing-made airplanes.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton is providing pro bono consulting support related to workforce planning for vaccine distribution. The company has also provided charitable support for a vaccine supercenter in San Diego.
  • Carlos Pagoaga, Group Partnerships Director, The Coca-Cola Company and incoming ACCP Board Member, was a panelist on The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship Watch: Focus on the Vaccine – What’s the Role of Business in Supporting Government in the Vaccine Distribution?
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation provided a $2 million grant to Global Environment and Technology Foundation in support of Project Last Mile - COVID-19 Vaccine Support. Through this project, PLM will support Ministries of Health and leading global health donors to strengthen and expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution and encourage individuals to take the vaccine.
  • Disneyland Resort is serving as a super POD (Point-of-Dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccines in Orange County, CA.
  • Duke Energy is partnering with local healthcare systems to help support vaccination events to reach underrepresented and vulnerable customers. The company is also partnering with key stakeholders to assist with identified needs for vaccine outreach. Duke Energy will be partnering with a national nonprofit partner to identify ways to increase vaccine information and outreach to underserved communities.
  • FedEx is providing rapid and reliable shipping for vaccines and essential medical shipments. To help reach underserved communities with the COVID-19 vaccines, FedEx has committed $4 million in cash and in-kind transportation to support several nonprofits serving communities around the world.
  • GSK partnered with CureVac to develop next generation mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
  • HCA Healthcare Foundation used their volunteer site to help recruit volunteers to assist with the vaccination.
  • Johnson & Johnson has developed a social-first show titled “The Road to a Vaccine” to help viewers understand the process involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Mastercard, in partnership with GAVI West Africa, has developed COVI-PASS, a health passport for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Microsoft launched a COVID-19 vaccine dashboard to track administration of vaccines and opened up their Washington campus as a vaccination site.
  • Microsoft and Salesforce have committed to the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to empower individuals with digital access to their vaccination records.
  • Microsoft and Starbucks are participating in the Washington State Vaccine Command and Coordinate Center.
  • Nestle SA plans to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines to communities, especially in developing countries, as shots become more readily available.
  • Novartis is using their manufacturing capacity and capabilities to support the global supply of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Salesforce developed the Vaccine Cloud to accelerate global vaccine management.
  • Tripadvisor opened their headquarters in Massachusetts to help distribute vaccines.
  • UPS partnered with McKesson Corporation to transport and deliver the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Walmart Pharmacies will administer COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

 

Are you an ACCP member with information on how your company is helping with the vaccine rollout? Email Dana Frazeur to update or add your story today.