The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine allowed the storage of undiluted vaccine against coronavirus Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNTech at a temperature of +2°C to +8°C degrees for a month instead of five days, according to the Ministry's website.
"After defrosting, the Ministry of Healthcare allowed the undiluted Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be stored at +2°C to +8°C degrees for 31 days, instead of 5 days as before. This rule applies to vaccine batches that expire after April 30, 2021," the message told.
It is noted that the relevant letter from Pfizer Export B.V. with a request to review the requirements for the Comirnaty cold chain received by the Ministry on June 24, 2021. The company turned to regulators after a series of new studies.
As it was reported recently, 9,360 doses of the Comirnaty/Pfizer vaccine were spoiled due to the cold chain disturbance of transportation in the Kharkiv region.