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Germany’s vaccine rollout delayed by Pfizer dose refrigeration problems – Sydney Morning Herald

Temperatures in some of the cool boxes used to ferry the shots rose to 15 degrees celsius, underlining the challenges of shipping the Pfizer vaccine.



The vaccine, which uses new so-called mRNA technology, must be stored at ultra-low temperatures of about -70 degrees celsius before being shipped to distribution centres in specially designed cool boxes filled with dry ice.
Once out of ultra-low temperature storage, the vaccine must be kept at 2C to 8C to remain effective for up to five days. The cool boxes designed by Pfizer are fitted with GPS trackers so the companies can deal with potential storage issues en route.
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