How to Deal with Covid-19 Vaccine Waste?
Nowadays, the Covid-19 epidemic has killed more than 6 million people worldwide. And the Covid-19 vaccine is the most effective way to reduce deaths and prevent severe illnesses for now. However, shocking reports in September 2021 revealed that 15 million Covid-19 vaccine doses were thrown out and unused in the United States. Wasting a dose is like missing a chance to live.
What made such a distressing Covid-19 vaccine waste scene?
Covid-19 vaccines are temperature-sensitive as special medicines and biological products. They require more stringent temperature controls to prevent them from degrading or deactivating during storage and shipment.
The Covid-19 vaccine developed in China is an inactivated vaccine. The main component is the dead virus, which is relatively stable, so the storage temperature is 2~8℃.
The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and Pfizer in the United States is a genetic vaccine, which has poor stability at room temperature and requires ultra-low temperature storage conditions to maintain its stability.
The storage temperature required for Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is -20℃;
The Pfizer’s vaccine can be stored in an ultra-low temperature freezer at -70℃ for 6 months, in a special insulated transport box for dry ice for 15 days, and in the hospital refrigerator at 2-8℃ only for 5 days.
The more stringent temperature requirements lead to vaccine wastage will easily occur at all legs of the supply system—during storage, transport, and administration. Vaccines can be affected by temperatures outside of their recommended storage and transport temperatures.
What solutions does Freshliance provide to solve the Covid-19 vaccine waste problem?
The more stringent temperature control requirements make higher requirements on the cold chain of the entire process— the storage, transport, and administration of Covid-19 vaccines.
Freshliance can provide different vaccine cold chain temperature data loggers in response to different Covid-19 vaccines.
For the Covid-19 vaccine developed in China and by Moderna, Freshliance researched and developed exclusively Freshliance Thermis Log Disposable Temperature Recorder USB PDF Pharmaceuticals Covid-19 Vaccines.
Freshliance Thermis Log Disposable Temperature Recorder USB PDF for Pharmaceuticals and Covid-19 Vaccine, can monitor temperature range from -30℃ to +70℃, and with 0.4℃accuracy, is ideal for In transit record of the temperature-sensitive goods, especially vaccines.
Besides, this thermometer is with very cost-effective design and simple to operate, smart size to minimize the space occupation. The monitor data can be directly read via PDF format by PC at destination.
For the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, Freshliance also owns the ideal monitoring solution—Fresh Keeper IUT Ultra Low Temperature Data Logger.
Fresh Keeper IUT Ultra Low Temperature Data Logger is an ideal temperature controller for ultra low shipments and requires frequent temperature sampling intervals.
This USB Sensor Temperature Data Logger is a versatile wide range Temperature Data Logger, featuring high resolution temperature ranges of -80℃ to +70℃, for up to 35000 readings with a real temperature value display.
This Ultra Low Thermometer generates reports automatically after it is connected to computer, no software required.
Freshliance launched a new product recently—Atlas Log Multi-use Temperature Data Logger, which is a multi-use temperature data logger with an LCD display. It is also a good option to monitor the temperature during the storage, transport, and administration of Covid-19 vaccines.
Atlas Log multi-use temperature data logger with LCD display can be used for in transit record of bio-pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biological samples, blood cold chain, diagnostic reagents, including biological reagents, molecular reagents, COVID-19 reagents and cell biology agents during low temperature environment.
Atlas Log Multi-use Temperature Data Logger features with high-resolution temperature range of -30 to 70℃, -90℃ to 200℃, -200℃ to +90℃, for up to 35,000 readings with real-time temperature display. Parameters can be freely configured by using configuration software provided by Freshliance.
With multi-use applications and three different monitoring temperature ranges, Atlas Log Multi-use Temperature Data Logger performs more flexibly than Fresh Keeper IUT Ultra Low Temperature Data Logger.
Freshliance Thermis Log Disposable Temperature Recorder USB PDF Pharmaceuticals Covid-19 Vaccines, Fresh Keeper IUT Ultra Low Temperature Data Logger, and Atlas Log Multi-use Temperature Data Logger can greatly improve the safety and efficiency of vaccine cold chain logistics.