The first batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines arrived at OR Tambo airport late on Tuesday the 16th of February.
This, after South Africa waited in anticipation for the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines which were declared ineffective against the country’s variant of the infectious virus.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been approved by South African Health Products Authority and will be distributed from a safe facility to various vaccine centres across the country.
These vaccines are going to provide much-needed relief to South Africans who have recently faced a second wave which brought with it a new variant of the disease.
Vaccines are naturally temperature sensitive products which require steady cold chain maintenance throughout the entire journey, from manufacturing to distribution.
In fact, cold chain maintenance during transportation is the most crucial factor when ensuring the safe delivery of stable COVID-19 vaccines to their destinations.
Cold Chain Technologies’ Kool Temp GTS Evolution cold chain shipping boxes were used to transport the COVID-19 vaccines safely from America to South Africa.
This packaging was chosen as the preferred packaging for the vaccine as it offers a high standard of cold chain maintenance, ensuring the vaccines would not be compromised during transit.
Although the journey from America to South Africa takes less than 24 hours, the Kool Temp GTS Evolution boxes maintains a steady temperature of between 2°C and 8°C for up to 5 days, making it the perfect thermal packaging solution for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Below are additional specifications of the GTS Evolution thermal packaging:
The Kool Temp GTS Evolution boxes are designed and recommended for international shipments and high-volume distribution lanes. They are also the appropriate thermal packaging solution for clinical trial and high-value commercial shipments, once again making them ideal for the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.
In addition, these cold chain boxes are recommended for longer distance domestic ground shipments as well as research and development shipments.
Looking at the specifications and recommendations for this thermal packaging, it is easy to see why they were selected as the trusted shipping method for the long-awaited and much-needed COVID vaccine.
Evolution Medical supplies Cold Chain Technologies thermal packaging solutions in South Africa. We are committed to offering only the highest standard of cold chain maintenance guaranteed by our products for the pharmaceutical, medical and biotech industries.
To find out more about our products, please contact us.
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