“Quality of the vaccines not impaired”: Moderna cans can be used in Berlin despite cooling problems – Berlin


Berlin also clears up doubts and injects the Moderna vaccine from Friday

Berlin has after one All clear of Federal Ministry of Health with a view to the cooling of the manufacturer’s corona vaccines Moderna turned in. After my own examination in the capital I will the new vaccine was injected in Berlin from Fridaysaid the spokesman for the Berlin Senate Health Administration, Moritz Quiske.

First, Berlin had the all-clear from the Federal Ministry of Health merely noted and his own examination continued until the end.

The Federal Ministry of Health had to Berlin and Brandenburg have doubts about the cold chain cleared out in the morning: “The quality of the vaccines has not been affected by the transport and the vaccines are safe to use“Said a spokesman.

The second vaccination center, which opened on Thursday in Erika Hess Stadium is to open in the Wedding district, will use Biontech vaccine on Thursday, and then Moderna from Friday, Quiske said.

The Brandenburg authorities have also given the all-clear: The corona vaccine supplied by the US manufacturer Modern can despite initial fear of cooling problems according to the state government be used. “In conclusion, the quality of vaccines due to the temperature fluctuations and transportation should not have been affected and the vaccines harmless Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens) said on Wednesday in the health committee of the state parliament and quoted from information that she had just received.

The Berliners doubt on the cold chain of the Moderna vaccine ignited on the refrigerated truck on the packagingQuiske reported. It was unclear in Berlin whether the truck would technical standards for such supplies have met. The vaccine got beyond that “Rather in cardboard boxes” found. Otherwise, styrofoam or metal packaging is common.

Eugen Brysch, board member of the German Foundation for Patient Protection, sees the caution of the federal states as positive: “The stop of the Moderna vaccination doses makes it clear that the authorities take the control of the logistics before contamination seriously“, He told the German press agency. “Such actions strengthen that Trust of the population in the vaccination campaign. That is exactly what makes the success. ”

The first corona vaccine from the US manufacturer Moderna to arrive in Germany was via a Bundeswehr barracks on Tuesday Quakenbrück in Lower Saxony has been distributed to all federal states.

According to the logistics company Hellmann, everything went according to plan, GPS-monitored freezer vehicles were used for the deliveries. Also the The temperature in the interior is precisely controlled.

The Moderna vaccine needs to be around stored at minus 20 degrees Celsius. He is 30 days at Refrigerator temperature and Stable for twelve hours at room temperature. The preparation is the second corona vaccine approved in the European Union alongside the agent from the manufacturers Biontech and Pfizer. (dpa)

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