Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Ian Allen, Pharmacy Quality Assurance Regional Specialist (NW), North West Pharmaceutical Quality AssurancePublished Last updated See all updates

Resources to support preparation of COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna are provided including: standard operating procedures, work instructions and a checklist.


Attached to this page are:

  • A standard operating procedure describing preparation of the vaccine
  • A preparation work instruction sheet for the vaccine
  • A supervision checklist for preparation of the vaccine


The attachment is presented in Word to enable adaptation locally, or as reference source to check that existing local procedures are robust and comprehensive.
Within the SOP:

  • GREEN TEXT indicates that detail is awaited, and will be added when available;
  • RED TEXT indicates where detail is to be added locally.


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What to do if you still have questions

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We're supporting healthcare professionals in England with pharmaceutical aspects of the COVID-19 vaccination programme; read our service remit to find out more.
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Change history

  1. Updates to reflect branding as Spikevax and associated changes to handling
  1. Correction to step numbers in MDH4.1
  1. 11th dose guidance , requirement to keep vial at room temp for 15 mins and inspection for full thaw added.
  1. Page title updated from Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts to Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres
  1. Vaccine now has marketing authorisation. Link to SPC added
  1. Section 4.3.1 & 4.3.7 correction to recommended needle gauge for morbidly obese patient
  1. Published