Preparing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at PCN designated sites and end user locations

David Erskine, Director, London Medicines Information Services, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished Last updated See all updates

Standard Operating Procedure for preparation of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in PCN designated sites and end user locations prior to immediate administration.

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Change history

  1. Updated to further clarify wording on disposal of vaccine and vaccine packaging to prevent theft and misuse
  1. Updated AVH 3.1 V1.5 to V1.6 to include AZ specific images of vaccine vial and syringe.
  1. Amended AVH 3.2 to restore missing step in process
  2. Amended AVH 3.1 to align with AVH 3 in terms of wording about sterile alcohol wipes
  3. Updated to clarify wording on disposal of vaccine and vaccine packaging to prevent theft and misuse
  1. Updated AVH 3.1 to align with AVH 3 in terms of wording about removal of vaccine vials from refrigerator
  1. Clarification of wording about removal of vaccine vials from refrigerator
  2. Avoidance of pooling of vaccine overage added
  3. Amended needle gauge options for morbidly obese patients in accordance with PHE Guidance.
  1. Clarification on working under the national PGD and inclusion of extra consumables for additional doses incorporated into main text.
  1. Published