Spikevax Original vaccine must be prepared carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions.
We have produced an example template Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the preparation of the Spikevax Original 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, red text indicates where detail is to be added locally.
Changes to preparation procedures August 2022
Prior to August 2022, SPS preparation SOPs were specific to the location of preparation (e.g. hospital or PCN), and included a short form preparation work instruction.
As the process of preparing the Spikevax Original vaccine is the same wherever the vaccine is prepared these procedures have now been consolidated into one preparation SOP for each vaccine. We have withdrawn the shortform work instructions.
Sites may continue to use their existing localised SOPs for the vaccines that they already have in use, and use these resources to revise them as part of their regular review process. Alternatively, sites may start using the new August 2022 SOPs immediately.
- Removed reference to lidded box, and clarified statement relates to punctured vials Added statement regarding removal of multiple vials from refrigerator