Pfizer's Corona Vaccine Can Now Be Transported in Common Freezers.
Pfizer has requested that the vaccine, which was approved last month, be stored for a long period of time in a special freezer to keep the temperature around minus 75 degrees Celsius.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) also allows the vaccines to be transported in cold storage bags when delivered to clinics where vaccinations are conducted, but it has been pointed out that the quality and efficacy of the vaccines may be degraded if they are subjected to vibration when not frozen.
However, it has been pointed out that the quality and efficacy of the drug may deteriorate if it is subjected to vibration in its unfrozen state.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plans to inform local governments of this data in the near future, and it will be possible to transport and store the drug while maintaining its quality and effectiveness by using refrigerated vehicles of delivery companies.
On the 25th of last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised its regulations on the handling of Pfizer's vaccines, allowing them to be transported and stored at -15 to -25 degrees Celsius.