Unpacking of frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts and Vaccination Centres

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

A standard operating procedure for unpacking frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transferring them to fridges to thaw is provided.

Purpose

The attached standard operating procedure describes the process of unpacking frozen Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and transferring to 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.

Attachments

Other handling content for Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Other COVID-19 vaccines resources

Change history

  1. Content reviewed and accurate
  1. Added note to state expiry may be rounded to nearest full day
  1. Content reviewed and accurate
  1. Update to reflect branding as Spikevax and associated changes to handling
  1. Draft label replaced with image of actual label Thaw time extended to 24 hours
  1. Page title updated from Unpacking of frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts to Unpacking of frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts and Vaccination Centres
  1. Published