A one of a kind vaccine freezer that can store vials at ultra-low temperatures has been launched in Johannesburg.
The prototype storage container has been developed by Renergen, a South African natural gas company.
The container has been designed to keep COVID-19 vaccines ultra-cold for up to 30 days without electricity and can store up to 6,000 doses.
It’s a freezer almost as ice-cold as liquid nitrogen and is pegged to be the solution that’ll ensure the developing world can deliver world-class vaccination programmes.
South Africa has secured 20-million Pfizer vaccines, which are expected by the end of April.
But key concerns are maintaining the vaccine’s ultra-cold storage temperature and ensuring this isn’t breached in transit.
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