Disposing of damaged, unused or expired COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech at PCN designated sites

Tracy Rogers, Director, Medicines Use & Safety, Medicines Use and Safety TeamPublished Last updated See all updates

Standard Operating Procedure for safe disposal of damaged, unused, or expired COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech consigned for destruction at PCN Designated Sites

Information

A standard operating procedure is attached to this page.

These documents may be adapted by Superintendent Pharmacists for the use of the vaccine in Community Pharmacy settings.

You should also familiarise yourself with our background guide before using this SOP.

Background guide

Attachments

Other handling content for PCNs

Other COVID-19 vaccines resources

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Change history

  1. The current content is still accurate.
  1. PVH5 - Amendment of content and scope to include requirements for use of Regulation 174 and licensed Comirnaty products. Removal of waste code table.
  1. Addition of wording to webpage referring to use within Community Pharmacy settings.
  1. Amendment to details for carton destruction
  1. Published