Higher temperatures increase risks to safe vaccine use and storage. To minimise effects: control ambient temperature, assess risks, and mitigate against them.
An SPS quality improvement alert to highlight the requirements for safe and effective cold storage of COVID-19 vaccines
Information and guidance on the use of CorrMedCoolboxes. Refers to storage for all vaccines across all care settings.
Standard Operating Procedure for PCN designated sites receiving and storing the Moderna Spikevax® COVID-19 Vaccine
Unpacking of frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transfer to fridges to thaw in Trusts and Vaccination Centres
A standard operating procedure for unpacking frozen COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna and transferring them to fridges to thaw is provided.
Instructions for receiving frozen Moderna vaccines are provided.
Correct storage of the vaccine ensures its efficacy and the cold chain must be maintained during storage and transportation
Specific requirements must be adhered to for each vaccine as per the MHRA information for health care professionals. We've summarised key requirements.
Correct transportation of COVID-19 vaccines must be undertaken to maintain the cold-chain
Correct cold chain management will prevent temperature excursions. Where they do occur, set actions should be undertaken to gather information and seek advice.