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Quixplained: Here’s how the front-runner Covid-19 vaccines need to be stored

Coronavirus vaccines: How are Covid-19 vaccines stored? Does India have the infrastructure to store the leading candidates from Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford? Take a look.

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 25, 2020 5:33:48 pm
covid 19 vaccine, covid 19 vaccine india, coronavirus vaccine, covid 19, coronavirus, coronavirus vaccine news, india coronavirus vaccine, covid 19 vaccine storage, cold storage, cold chain vaccineThe storage of a vaccine depends on the temperature they need to be kept at for their potency to remain intact.

There are several vaccines for Covid-19 in the works. As some enter the final stages of testing, the next big challenge is storage and transportation. The storage of a vaccine depends on the temperature they need to be kept at for their potency to remain intact. This varies with each vaccine candidate, even if they are developed using the same technology.

We look at the leading vaccines, their optimal temperature for storage, and whether India has the required cold chain.

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