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Pfizer vaccine hubs to be created in major Melbourne hospitals – The Age

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and from next month it will be distributed to high-risk groups including aged care residents…



Hospitals already have the freezers, which cost anywhere between about $5000 and $20,000 each, but smaller medical centres and GP clinics typically do not.
Professor Rait said if the vaccine was taken out of an ultra-cold freezer it could be stored for up to five days at ordinary fridge temperature, meaning authorities will have to move quickly in administering all available doses among priority groups.
It is going to be a huge logistical exercise, he said.
Some doses will probably be thawed and…

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