NVFC Develops COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Safety Guide

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved two COVID-19 vaccines. One of the vaccines must be stored at -70° C (-94° F), and to maintain this ultra-low temperature during shipment and storage, it will be packed in dry ice or carbon dioxide. To assist emergency responders dealing with transportation and/or fixed facility emergencies involving the shipment, use, and/or storage of the vaccine, the NVFC has developed guidance that can be accessed here.