COVID-19: SA company develops one of a kind vaccine freezer

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. Rianté Naidoo has this story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - 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 and can store up to 6,000 doses. 

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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.

Rianté Naidoo shares more details in the video above.

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eNCA

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