Fridge and freezer use, COVID-19 Vaccines

Issues to consider when defrosting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

25 January 2021The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine must be defrosted before use. This page gives guidance on considerations whilst thawing the vaccine.

Institutional Readiness for Management of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in Trusts

31 December 2020Must read guidance for Chief Pharmacists and others in Trusts on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Receipt of refrigerated AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine by Trusts

31 December 2020Instructions for receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine is provided.

Receiving and storing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at PCN designated sites

31 December 2020Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites receiving and storing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine.

Using the Glen Dimplex 107L Glass Door Refrigerator

30 December 2020An installation guide and temperature mapping document for this refrigerator for vaccine storage

Using an Essentials Tall Freezer for packing cool ice

30 December 2020Supporting material for this freezer used as part of vaccine cold chain management

Using the Glen Dimplex 158L Glass Door Refrigerator

30 December 2020An installation guide and temperature mapping document for this refrigerator for vaccine storage

Using the Glen Dimplex 82L Solid Door Refrigerator

30 December 2020An installation guide and temperature mapping document for this refrigerator for vaccine storage

Using a Beko Freezer

30 December 2020Supporting material for this freezer used as part of vaccine cold chain management

Using Intellicold pharmacy and vaccine refrigerator

30 December 2020A manufacturer's summary and user instructions for the Intellicold pharmacy and vaccine refrigerator