• Monday, Apr 12, 2021
  • Last Update : 08:36 pm

FDA allows storage, transport of Pfizer vaccine at higher temperatures

  • Published at 09:29 am February 26th, 2021
Pfizer
File photo: Vials labelled "Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine"and a syringe are seen in front of the Pfizer logo in this illustration taken February 9, 2021 Reuters

Last week, the companies had asked the US health regulator to relax requirements for their Covid-19 vaccine to be stored at ultra-low temperatures

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved storage and transportation of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE at standard freezer temperatures for up to two weeks instead of ultra-cold conditions.

Last week, the companies had asked the US health regulator to relax requirements for their Covid-19 vaccine to be stored at ultra-low temperatures, potentially allowing it to be kept in pharmacy freezers.

"Alternative temperature for transportation and storage will help ease the burden of procuring ultra-low cold storage equipment for vaccination sites and should help to get vaccine to more sites," Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said.

In December, the FDA granted emergency use authorization to the vaccine and current label to be stored at temperatures between -80ºC and -60ºC, meaning it has to be shipped in specially designed containers.


54
Facebook 53
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail