FedEx rerouting COVID-19 vaccine shipments amid winter weather

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx is continuing to work to deliver COVID-19 vaccines during the hazardous winter weather.

According to a statement from FedEx, the company is actively working with healthcare customers and the federal government to safely deliver the vaccines “where and when possible.”

Contingency planning has been ongoing as FedEx adapts to changing weather conditions throughout the company.

FedEx transports COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers and distributors to dosing centers based on the government’s allocation and distribution plans, the statement said.

The company is leveraging its second-largest hub, the FedEx Express Indianapolis Hub at Indianapolis International Airport and regional sort hubs in locations including Oakland, CA and Newark, NJ to reroute COVID-19 vaccine shipments to as many destinations as possible.

Read FedEx’s statement below:

Vaccine shipments continue to move through the FedEx network to destinations unimpacted by the storm.

• FedEx is actively working with our healthcare customers and the federal government to safely deliver COVID-19 vaccines where and when possible during this storm.

• Contingency planning has been ongoing as we adapt to the changing weather conditions throughout the country.

• FedEx transports COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers and distributors to dosing centers based on the government’s allocation and distribution plans.

• We are leveraging our second-largest hub, the FedEx Express Indianapolis Hub at Indianapolis International Airport (IND), and regional sort hubs in locations including Oakland, CA, and Newark, NJ, to reroute COVID-19 vaccine shipments to as many destinations as possible.