This article is a Q&A interview conducted by Clinical Lab Manager and MadgeTech Sales Manager, Ken LaPage.
Q: WHY IS MAINTAINING ULTRA-LOW TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES SO IMPORTANT? ARE THERE SIMILAR CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTAINING APPROPRIATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS FOR OTHER WIDELY AVAILABLE VACCINES?
The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the world’s health system and organization. To control and prevent this virus and others of its kind, vaccination has been adopted as an effective way to protect public health.
All vaccines are temperature sensitive and require the proper environmental conditions to ensure vaccine stability. Exposure to extreme heat or cold can be catastrophic to millions of vulnerable people, especially children, who would otherwise go unvaccinated.