Manufacturers can't speed up production. Shippers can't speed up distribution. Providers can't speed up vaccination. Why?
It turns out the answer is - like the answers to most questions involving healthcare, especially in the U.S. - "It's complicated."
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On the topic at hand, let's defer to the experts in vaccine production and hospital supply chains on what has made the vaccination rollout less than ideal so far...
Manufacturing almost any kind of vaccine is a highly specialized process that requires highly specialized materials and equipment. It's not something you can do at just any old factory or plant.