Receiving and storing both Comirnaty concentrate vaccines at PCN Designated Sites

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

SOP for receiving and storing Comirnaty concentrate for Children 5-11 years and Comirnaty concentrate for adults and adolescents at PCN sites


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 Facilitating Pharmaceutical support to PCN Designated Sites for COVID-19 vaccinations before using this SOP.


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Change history

  1. Changed throughout to include Children 5-11 years product. Removal of reference to Regulation 174 product.
  1. The current content is still accurate.
  1. PVH2 - Amendment of content and scope to include requirements for use of Regulation 174 and licensed Comirnaty products. Addition to clarify wholesaler responsibility regarding transit time greater than 6 hours to delivery.
  1. Reference to less than 120 hours removed.
  1. Addition of wording to webpage referring to use within Community Pharmacy settings.
  1. Clarification to who can receive a vaccine supply. Updated to reflect that transport temperature logs are no longer available.
  1. Published