On Monday, it was announced that Pfizer and BioNTech have successfully developed a coronavirus vaccine that offers 90% protection from Covid-19 . The developers will now apply for emergency approval, which could mean 50 million doses available by the end of the year.
However, it is understood that the vaccine will need to be stored at an ultra-cold -70 °C, posing a number of different concerns around the practicalities of wide-scale distribution . It is likely that organisations involved will now be required to prepare themselves with specialist equipment to store the vaccines suitably.
On top of this, it is vital that all vaccines have a robust temperature monitoring solution in place to ensure that the doses maintain potency.
“The temperatures to which vaccines are exposed must be monitored, recorded and reported throughout the vaccine supply chain, from the manufacturer’s point of origin to the point of vaccination. This provides documented evidence of the temperatures to which products have been exposed during storage and transport; it also provides a means of detecting cold chain equipment failures and other operational problems so that they can be rectified.” – World Health Organisation 
Specialists in data logging technology, FilesThruTheAir offer a variety of different ultra-low temperature data loggers that can automatically record extreme storage temperatures and alert users to any temperature issues that arise.
Flexible product options, fast-turnaround, and the technical capability for custom product developments are just a few of the reasons why you may wish to consider our support.
Given this is a specialist application, we recommend anyone seeking support in temperature monitoring for this application to call our team to discuss your unique requirements. We can talk you through different product options and ensure that we supply you with a solution that will meet all of your criteria including product functionality, budget and timescales
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Created on 16/11/2020