Pfizer and BioNTech along with Moderna, recently announced that the COVID-19 vaccines each organization has been developing are more than 90% effective – with potential for release within a matter of months. Each of these COVID-19 vaccines are required to comply with specific freezer storage unit temperatures. The Moderna vaccine needs to be stored at -20°C while the Pfizer vaccine’s required freezer storage is -70°C. Luckily, Process Measurement Company has experience calibrating ultra low temperature freezer units within the medical device industry. COVID-19 vaccine storage calibration services ensure that the freezers are calibrated in compliance with the new requirements.
Vaccine Freezer Storage Requirements
Most vaccines storage freezers are required to be between -50°C and -15°C . Moderna’s requirements state that the vaccine storage temperature should be -20°C and Pfizer’s vaccine storage requirements are at an ultra cold temperature of -70°C. While most medical facilities already have vaccine storage units, these units will likely need to be re-calibrated to ensure that the new temperature requirements are met and maintained.
Companies can rely on PMCs calibration services to certify their vaccine storage units appropriately to get our communities back to normal as quickly as possible. PMCs calibration methods allow us to calibrate accurately down to -196°C which includes many cryogenic and LN2 applications.