The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 Vaccine

December 10, 2020

253 Russell Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, will convene a hearing titled, “The Logistics of Transporting a COVID-19 Vaccine,” at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The hearing will examine transportation and logistics plans for ensuring COVID-19 vaccines are delivered across the country. Witnesses will have the opportunity to discuss supply chain issues within the transportation network and ongoing coordination in preparation to distribute the vaccine, as well as the near and long-term outlooks for vaccine distribution.


  • Dr. Rachel Levine, Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers
  • Mr. Richard Smith, Regional President of the Americas and Executive Vice President, FedEx Express
  • Mr. Wesley Wheeler, President of Global Healthcare, United Parcel Service 

*Witness list subject to change 

Hearing Details: 

Thursday, December 10, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety (Hybrid)

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.


Witness Panel 1