Reuters news agency announced the flash development linked to the Kovid-19 vaccines, which continues to be one of our greatest weapons in saving us from the coronavirus outbreak. According to the latest news, Uğur Şahin, CEO of BioNTech, said today in a statement that they are continuing to work on a vaccine that can be stored at more suitable temperatures and for a longer period.
This new version of the Kovid-19 vaccine, which is in the approval phase, can be stored in normal refrigerators between 2 and 8 degrees and its shelf life will be 6 months.
Uğur Şahin gave the following words in his flash statement: “Our first formula (of vaccine) was to be stored and transported at -80 degrees. In this process, we started to work on a new formula which has not yet been This new version of the vaccine will be stored between 2 and 8 degrees. This vaccine will reach distributors. We have started to prepare the packages. Most likely, once stored at this temperature, we will reach a shelf life of 6 months. “
This new version of the vaccine, given the good news from Şahin and will bring great convenience in both the vaccine distribution and application phase, is also in development with Pfizer.
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BİONTECH VACCINES ARE STORED IN ANKARA
Ankara has the largest vaccine storage center in Turkey. The Sinovac and Biontech vaccines in Turkey are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in this center, their temperatures are monitored, and when a risk is observed, they intervened immediately. In addition, the vaccines are examined manually one by one. It is determined whether there is a problem or not.
Biontech vaccines are stored at -80 degrees in these warehouses. The production of QR codes and packaging to ensure vaccine safety is also carried out here.
In addition, the vaccines shipped are tracked on the road. Which vaccine is in which vehicle and its temperature are recorded live.