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Ukraine changes Pfizer-BioNTech storage requirements at manufacturer's request

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's Ministry of Healthcare allowed to keep the undiluted vaccine against coronavirus Comirnaty at a temperature of +2°C to +8°C degrees for a month instead of five days
18:45, 15 July 2021

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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.

Related: Pfizer vaccination available via online record for Kyiv residents over 60

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.

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