Covid-19 roundup: Pfizer/BioNTech say vaccines can be stored short term at normal freezer temps; Fauci warns of vaccination delays in Texas
One of the biggest sticking points since the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine gained approval has been the drastically low temperatures vials must be stored at to maintain their potency and effectiveness.
But the two companies announced Friday that the -80 to -60 degrees Celsius temperatures that are currently required to safely store vaccine doses may not be necessary in shorter term storage, and asked the FDA to update the vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization.
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