Resources covering Moderna pharmaceutical processes in Trusts and Vaccination Centres, from initial ordering through to administration.

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Must read guidance for Chief Pharmacists and others in Trusts on the COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
COVID-19 vaccines have different handling and dosing requirements. Sites need to plan to reduce the risk of errors where multiple vaccines are available.

Standard Operating Procedures

Each SOP and a summary of all major changes is provided.

Ordering COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna for Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Change history
  1. · Procedure MDH1 retired. Link to guidance on foundry added
  2. · Page reviewed and content accurate
  3. · Page reviewed and content accurate
  4. · Delivery time updated
  5. · Page title updated from Ordering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from Public Health England (PHE) for Trusts and Vaccination Centres to Ordering COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna from UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA – formerly known as PHE) for Trusts and Vaccination Centres
    1. · Page title updated from Ordering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from Public Health England (PHE) for Trusts to Ordering Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from Public Health England (PHE) for Trusts and Vaccination Centres
    2. · Published

Receiving of thawed Moderna vaccine in Trusts

  1. · Published · This article has not changed since

Receiving frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Change history
  1. · Page reviewed and content accurate
  2. · Page reviewed and content accurate
  3. · Page reviewed and content accurate
  4. · Update to reflect branding as Spikevax and associated changes to handling
  5. · Page title updated from Receiving frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts to Receiving frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres
    1. · Published

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

Change history
  1. · Content reviewed and accurate
  2. · Added note to state expiry may be rounded to nearest full day
  3. · Content reviewed and accurate
  4. · Update to reflect branding as Spikevax and associated changes to handling
  5. · 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
    2. · Published

Extending the post thaw expiry of Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine in Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Change history
  1. · Extension of the post thaw expiry of Spikevax® COVID-19 vaccine is no longer supported by Moderna.
  2. · Content reviewed and accurate
  3. · 1st version issued
  4. · Published

Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres

Change history
  1. · Content reviewed and accurate
  2. · Procedures and Work instructions updated to contain check of vial post thaw expiry at point of vial selection
  3. · MDH4 and MDH4.1 updated to MDH4a and MDH4.1a which describe preparation of the 0.5mL primary course dose. MDH4b and MDH4.1b added which describe preparation of the 0.25mL booster dose. MDH 4.2 updated to reflect use of new booster dose
  4. · Updates to reflect branding as Spikevax and associated changes to handling
  5. · Correction to step numbers in MDH4.1
    1. · 11th dose guidance , requirement to keep vial at room temp for 15 mins and inspection for full thaw added.
    2. · Page title updated from Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts to Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna in Trusts and Vaccination Centres
    3. · Vaccine now has marketing authorisation. Link to SPC added
    4. · Section 4.3.1 & 4.3.7 correction to recommended needle gauge for morbidly obese patient
    5. · Published

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