Unpacking of frozen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts without freezers

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 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines and transferring them to fridges to thaw is provided.

Purpose

The attached standard operating procedure describes the process of unpacking frozen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and transfer 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.

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Change history

  1. Title slightly amended to "Unpacking of frozen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts without freezers"
  1. Published