Pfizer vaccine storage method is about to be changed

Pfizer vaccine storage method is about to be changed

There is some news related to the Pfizer vaccine storage method. In this article, you will find all the important information. Keep reading to find out more. 

There is some news related to the Pfizer vaccine storage method. In this article, you will find all the important information. Keep reading to find out more. 

Pfizer and its collaborator BioNTech said they were seeking an update to their emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration that would allow their COVID-19 vaccine to be stored at normal freezer temperatures.

Currently, the vaccine is required to be stored between -112°F to -76°F and is shipped in a special thermal container full of dry ice to keep it at its ultra-cold temperatures. 

Currently, the vaccine is required to be stored between -112°F to -76°F

Pfizer and BioNTech said new data show that doses remains stable when stored for up to two weeks between -13°F to 5°F, which are more common temperatures for pharmaceutical freezers. 

The companies said the new temperatures can be an alternative or complement to the existing ultra-cold storage, which keeps doses viable for up to six months. Doses can also be stored for five days at standard refrigeration temperatures, between 36°F and 46°F, before they must be administered.

The companies said the new temperatures can be an alternative

Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine is highly effective in preventing COVID-19, but public health and logistics experts have said its ultra-cold storage requirements are one of its limiting factors in making the vaccine widely available around the world.

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