U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was at the McKesson distribution center in Bullitt County Tuesday.Following a tour of the center, he held a press conference to discuss Kentucky’s vaccine distribution efforts and the multiple COVID-19 relief bills passed last year that are now law.McConnell said he was proud to see his state at the forefront of the vaccination distribution efforts.”It’s a modern medical miracle that three effective vaccines were produced in less than one year,” McConnell said. “It’s an item of great pride for all of us that the commonwealth is right in the middle of the distribution process saving all these lives.”McKesson works in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to distribute vaccines and vaccine supply kits which include items needed to administer doses such as needles and syringes, vaccination records and reminder cards as well as alcohol prep pads. The company has also built custom units to keep vaccines at their appropriate temperatures. “I had a chance to observe the freezing capabilities they have to protect these vaccines,” McConnell said. “They’re working in coordination with UPS to distribute them around the country and around the world.”When speaking about recent COVID-19 relief legislation, McConnell delivered stinging remarks of the most recent $1.9 trillion bill passed and said he believed it hindered the vaccine effort. “One percent of it has to do with the vaccines that we’re looking at, the distribution today,” McConnell said. “One percent of 1.9 trillion for vaccines. 9% for health care. Well, I thought that’s what this was about. Getting to the vaccine as rapidly as possible.” As far as McKesson, they are working to make sure they get the vaccine to wherever it’s needed.McKesson, a global health care company, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), operates as a centralized distributor of COVID-19 vaccines to facilities nationwide. Click the player above to watch his full press conference.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was at the McKesson distribution center in Bullitt County Tuesday.

Following a tour of the center, he held a press conference to discuss Kentucky’s vaccine distribution efforts and the multiple COVID-19 relief bills passed last year that are now law.

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McConnell said he was proud to see his state at the forefront of the vaccination distribution efforts.

“It’s a modern medical miracle that three effective vaccines were produced in less than one year,” McConnell said. “It’s an item of great pride for all of us that the commonwealth is right in the middle of the distribution process saving all these lives.”

McKesson works in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to distribute vaccines and vaccine supply kits which include items needed to administer doses such as needles and syringes, vaccination records and reminder cards as well as alcohol prep pads.

The company has also built custom units to keep vaccines at their appropriate temperatures.

“I had a chance to observe the freezing capabilities they have to protect these vaccines,” McConnell said. “They’re working in coordination with UPS to distribute them around the country and around the world.”

When speaking about recent COVID-19 relief legislation, McConnell delivered stinging remarks of the most recent $1.9 trillion bill passed and said he believed it hindered the vaccine effort.

“One percent of it has to do with the vaccines that we’re looking at, the distribution today,” McConnell said. “One percent of 1.9 trillion for vaccines. 9% for health care. Well, I thought that’s what this was about. Getting to the vaccine as rapidly as possible.”

As far as McKesson, they are working to make sure they get the vaccine to wherever it’s needed.

McKesson, a global health care company, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), operates as a centralized distributor of COVID-19 vaccines to facilities nationwide.

Click the player above to watch his full press conference.

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