Dealing with spillages and breakages of COVID-19 vaccine Moderna at PCN designated sites

Sue Dickinson, Director of Pharmacy, Regional Drug & Therapeutics Centre (Newcastle)Published Last updated See all updates

Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites for dealing with spillages or breakages of the Moderna Spikevax® COVID-19 vaccine


A standard operating procedure is attached to this page

You should also familiarise yourself with our background guide Facilitating Pharmaceutical support to PCN Designated Sites for COVID-19 vaccinations before using this SOP.

These documents may be adapted by Superintendent Pharmacists for the use of the vaccine in community pharmacy settings


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Other COVID-19 vaccines resources

What to do if you still have questions

If you still have questions you can get in touch with us. However, please first read our service remit; and if you still think we can help, use the email address below.

We're supporting healthcare professionals in England with pharmaceutical aspects of the COVID-19 vaccination programme; read our service remit to find out more.
If you're a healthcare professional in England, get in touch with us if you still have questions

Change history

  1. Current content still accurate
  1. Section 6.3 removal of outdated Foundry codes
  2. The name of the vaccine has changed to Spikevax®
  1. Published