MetroPac Movers received 487,200 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on March 4
On Feb 28, MMI handled 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines
MetroPac Movers, Inc. (MMI) on March 4 received another set of COVID-19 vaccines, this time 487,200 doses from AstraZeneca.
MMI handled 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines on Feb 28.
“During the height of the lockdown, our Metropac Movers team ensured the steady supply of essential goods by keeping our warehouses operational 24/7. Now that we have been given this critical task of safekeeping and ensuring the integrity of the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines, we are honored to contribute to our country’s economic recovery,” said River Ho Rathore, Chief Operations and Transformation Officer of MMI.
Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., Health Secretary Francisco Duque, and Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro affirmed MMI’s ability to handle the AstraZeneca doses during their respective site inspections and visits. The Marikina LGU pledged full support to ensure the vaccines’ unhampered movements into and out of MMI’s Marikina facility for vaccine rollouts in various hospitals.
As with the first batch of vaccines, MMI and the Department of Health signed off on the Manual of Procedures on vaccine handling, and conducted simulation training with key employees from the DOH, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and UNICEF in receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
MMI Marikina has chiller rooms that can handle as low as 2 degrees Celsius, meeting the temperature required to store brands such as Covovax and Moderna. Other parts of MMI’s 3.2-hectare warehouse compound have the capacity to store products that require temperatures of between 15 and 25 degrees.
MMI is the MVP Group’s logistics arm.