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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Signs Vaccine Storage and Distribution Contract with Sentry Logistic Solutions
Date:2/11/2008

Sentry to Store and Distribute 500,000 Doses of the CDC's National

Strategic Reserve of the Influenza Virus Vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentry Logistic Solutions announced today that The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) signed a contract to outsource storage and distribution of its national strategic reserve of the influenza virus vaccine. Sentry will warehouse and distribute more than 500,000 vaccine doses from its pharmaceutical cold chain logistics center. The company will benefit from its vast experience storing and transporting regulated, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. Ensuring product integrity, supply chain security and fast, efficient distribution is critical in the storage and dispersal of disease-preventing vaccines.

"Sentry's vaccine storage and distribution services were developed in an effort to help government entities, hospitals and public health care agencies make the proper storage arrangements for their vaccine stockpiles as they prepare for the winter immunization season," said Jennifer Marcum, Sentry's chief executive officer. "The opportunity to provide this service to The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention validates the value that we bring organizations that require highly specialized cold chain management programs for their drug products."

Sentry's vaccine storage and distribution service was specifically designed to protect the efficacy of vaccine inventories throughout the supply chain. The company has the expertise, facility, personnel and protocols to securely store, accurately track and quickly transport vaccines anywhere in the continental United States. Sentry's third-party logistics (3PL) services are ideally suited for state and federal health organizations' distribution and pandemic response plans for managing vaccine and biologic strategic reserves. Sentry's facility, systems and processes meet the CDC's recommendations for proper vacc
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