Thawing small numbers of COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech vials

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

Standard Operating Procedure for moving small numbers of COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech vials from an ultra-low temperature freezer into a fridge to thaw

Purpose

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  • A standard operating procedure describing the process of moving small numbers of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine vials from an ultra-low temperature freezer into a fridge to thaw

Presentation

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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Change history

  1. Updated to reflect availability of Comirnaty-branded product and associated changes
  1. New Pfizer thaw label image added with extended 31 day expiry
  1. Published