Henry Ford Health System Anticipates & Now Ready with 12 Super Freezers to Distribute Both Moderna & Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccines by Dec 1

Henry Ford Health System Anticipates & Now Ready with 12 Super Freezers to Distribute Both Moderna & Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccines by Dec 1

One of the nation’s prominent metropolitan-based health care systems has invested in advanced refrigeration systems to immediately prepare for potentially imminent COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization (EUA). Henry Ford Health System (Henry Ford) now readies as one of the few healthcare organizations in the nation near ready to receive, store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines as the two leading contenders; both mRNA-based vaccines necessitate storage at unusually low temperatures. In fact, Moderna’s mRNA-1273 needs to be stored at minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) while the Pfizer/BioNTech candidate product known as BNT162b2 requires even more extreme refrigeration at minus 70 degrees Celsius (minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit). Henry Ford was the only hospital in Michigan selected as a trial site organization by Moderna to study mRNA-1273. The Detroit-based health organization received 6 specialized freezers that can maintain a temperature as low as minus 85 degrees Celsius for BNT162b2 and 6 other freezers that can reach minus 25 degrees Celsius for mRNA-1273. Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital will include two of each type of freezer. While Henry Ford Wyandotte H...

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