Vietnam sets up super-cold Covid-19 vaccine storage facilities, first in the region

In a first for Southeast Asia, Vietnam has set up three super-cold storage warehouses to store Covid-19 vaccines, according to local media reports.

The facilities are capable of bringing temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius and have been licensed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. This allows the country to import large quantities of coronavirus vaccines, most of which require stringent super cold storage conditions.

Three freezer units have been set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi to simultaneously store three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

The facilities belong to Vietnam Vaccine JSC, a company that handles both the storage and the transport of the vaccines. They are the first and only units in Vietnam that can meet the requirements for the preservation of Covid-19 vaccines like those of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

There is a defrosting store at each warehouse with the temperature always controlled at below eight degrees Celsius to ensure that the vaccine is safely thawed before being put into use.

License for export

Vietnam Vaccine has also been licensed to export, import and provide services to preserve vaccines in cold conditions.

So far, the company is the first and only entity in Vietnam chosen by AstraZeneca to distribute the AstraZeneca-Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine in large quantities. It is expected that from the first half of 2021, Vietnam Vaccine will bring 30 million doses of this particular vaccine into the country.

Currently, the service capacity of Vietnam Vaccine is up to 100,000 people per day, but it aims at increasing the capacity to serve up to four million doses of Covid-19 vaccines per month, the company said.



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In a first for Southeast Asia, Vietnam has set up three super-cold storage warehouses to store Covid-19 vaccines, according to local media reports. The facilities are capable of bringing temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius and have been licensed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. This allows the country to import large quantities of coronavirus vaccines, most of which require stringent super cold storage conditions. Three freezer units have been set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi to simultaneously store three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The facilities belong to Vietnam Vaccine JSC, a company that...

In a first for Southeast Asia, Vietnam has set up three super-cold storage warehouses to store Covid-19 vaccines, according to local media reports.

The facilities are capable of bringing temperatures down to minus 80 degrees Celsius and have been licensed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. This allows the country to import large quantities of coronavirus vaccines, most of which require stringent super cold storage conditions.

Three freezer units have been set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi to simultaneously store three million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.

The facilities belong to Vietnam Vaccine JSC, a company that handles both the storage and the transport of the vaccines. They are the first and only units in Vietnam that can meet the requirements for the preservation of Covid-19 vaccines like those of Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

There is a defrosting store at each warehouse with the temperature always controlled at below eight degrees Celsius to ensure that the vaccine is safely thawed before being put into use.

License for export

Vietnam Vaccine has also been licensed to export, import and provide services to preserve vaccines in cold conditions.

So far, the company is the first and only entity in Vietnam chosen by AstraZeneca to distribute the AstraZeneca-Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine in large quantities. It is expected that from the first half of 2021, Vietnam Vaccine will bring 30 million doses of this particular vaccine into the country.

Currently, the service capacity of Vietnam Vaccine is up to 100,000 people per day, but it aims at increasing the capacity to serve up to four million doses of Covid-19 vaccines per month, the company said.



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