Why is Specialised Ultra-Low Temperature Protective Equipment Needed at COVID-19 Vaccination Centres?
Of the three vaccines approved by the NHS for administration to the population of the UK, two of these, the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine as well as the more recently approved Moderna Vaccine, must be transported at ultra-low temperatures. This brings in a degree of danger to medical personnel that can be mitigated by using ultra-low temperature handling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
What PPE is Needed for Handling These Two Vaccines?
The NHS Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) VH3 for ‘Unpacking and storage of frozen Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines in ultra-low temperature freezers’ states that the PPE that is included in the ultra-low temperature handling PPE is as follows:
- Mid-length gauntlets
- Goggles or Face Shield
- Disposable gloves to wear under the gauntlets
What PPE Products can Hazchem Safety Ltd Supply to Meet the NHS Requirements?
Hazchem Safety can supply all the above mentioned Ultra-Low Temperature PPE. These items can be supplied in the convenient Cryogenic PPE Kit or individually as listed below.
Where can I purchase Ultra-Low Temperature PPE Kits or Individual Items?
Orders can be placed online by following the links in the references above or by email/telephone using the Contact Us page. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements and supply needs for ultra-low temperature personal protective equipment to protect The UK’s key workers in administering the COVID-19 vaccines at vaccination centres throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.