Deloitte‘s report calls for international healthcare organizations to promote global standards such as, Fight the Fakes member, GS1 DataMatrix barcode for product identification across the medical supply chain in order to ensure citizens around the world have a speedy, equal, and secure access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The report, which follows another publication from Deloitte on the same topic released in January 2021, recommends, among other measures, the adoption of a harmonized global standard for identification and traceability. It also explains how requiring serialization of vaccines would allow for more efficient and accurate traceability of vaccine administration and can help fight fake vaccines.

Healthcare stakeholders must continue to collaborate to develop standards, processes and capabilities so that all citizens across the globe have access to lifesaving therapies.

Read the full report here.