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When people think of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, one of the first thoughts or questions usually concerns the extremely low temperature requirements to maintain the vaccine’s potency. But, how can you really know if you’re doing a good job in preserving the vaccines’ potency?

Per the CDC temperature requirements, Pfizer vaccines will be shipped and arrive at a storage facility between -80°C and -60°C (-112°F to -76°F) in a thermal shipping container with dry ice.

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Walmart’s COVID-19 Response Will Help Millions

Healthcare providers around the world have begun offering the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to the communities they serve. Some DeltaTrak customers actually started preparing a year ago to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. One of those customers is Walmart. According to Lisa Smith, Senior Director of Health & Wellness for Walmart, when their clinical team realized how quickly the COVID-19 virus was heading to the United States, they sprang into action,

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On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety.” In response to this executive order, on January 29th, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a guidance “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace.” While this guidance has not yet become a requirement, OSHA is investigating an emergency standard that correlates with this new guidance.

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In October 2020, the American Dental Association passed a resolution (91H-2020) which states that dentists have the “knowledge and skills to administer critical vaccinations that prevent life- or health-threatening conditions”. ADA president, Daniel J. Klemmedson believes, and dentists agree, that enlisting these professionals greatly increases the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations. Governor Gavin Newsom gave the okay for dentists in California to distribute the vaccine, in response to the low rate of inoculations there.

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Temperature requirements for COVID-19 vaccines have been one of the most popular news topics over the last couple of months. But, how can you really know if you’re doing a good job in preserving the vaccines’ potency. Per the CDC temperature requirements, Moderna vaccines should be shipped and arrive at a storage facility between -25°C and -15°C (-13°F to 5°F) in a thermal shipping container.

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