Mallinckrodt Donates Hand Sanitizer to STLCC-Florissant Valley Vaccination Center
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
To continue its efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in the area, Mallinckrodt is donating 540 gallons of hand sanitizer for use at the mass vaccination center at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.
Mallinckrodt Specialty Generics, a division of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, is manufacturing and donating hand sanitizer to emergency management operations as well as to area opioid treatment providers and community organizations, elementary and high schools, and universities located in regions in which it operates, including Missouri, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. The emergency management operations are distributing the sanitizer to public health and safety agencies.
"At the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear hand sanitizer would be in high demand to protect frontline and essential workers, as well as the people in our communities. So Mallinckrodt quickly converted an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing line at our St. Louis Plant and scaled up production of hand sanitizer,” said Spiro Gavaris, president, Mallinckrodt Specialty Generics. “We are very proud to be part of the local community’s efforts to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and we are very pleased to continue our donations to St. Louis Community College to support its needs as a vaccination center, as well as help protect the thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members who use its campuses.”
This is Mallinckrodt’s second 540-gallon sanitizer donation to STLCC. The first donation, which STLCC received last June, was distributed across the entire network of campuses.
“I would like to thank Mallinckrodt for donating this large quantity of hand sanitizer, one of the necessary tools we have to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor. “STLCC is proud to be a community partner in the effort to control this pandemic.”
STLCC-Florissant Valley was chosen as the first mass vaccination site in St. Louis County. The initial vaccinations were given in the campus gymnasium on Feb. 3.
According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the county health department estimated that, given enough supply, up to 1,000 people could be vaccinated per day at the campus. Other mass vaccination sites now are operating throughout the state of Missouri.
During the pandemic, Mallinckrodt’s St. Louis plant daily has manufactured over 900 gallons of hand sanitizer for donation. To date, approximately 4,000 gallons of hand sanitizer have been shipped to the St. Louis area, and over 17,000 gallons have been distributed across the United States.
Mallinckrodt is a global business consisting of multiple wholly owned subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market, and distribute specialty pharmaceutical products and therapies. The company's Specialty Brands reportable segment's areas of focus include autoimmune and rare diseases in specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, pulmonology and ophthalmology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; analgesics and gastrointestinal products. Its Specialty Generics reportable segment includes specialty generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients.