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Opening talks about logistical challenges, that Kuwait may face when importing the "Pfizer" vaccine against "Corona", the most prominent of which is the need to keep it at a temperature of 70 degrees below zero, a case of controversy in local circles, but responsible health sources settled this controversy by confirming to Al-Qabas that The Ministry of Health is fully prepared to import any vaccines in accordance with the regulatory procedures in place, which ensure the safety of the vaccine.

The sources indicated that importing any vaccine goes through several stages before it reaches health warehouses, including its submission to the cold chain system, which is a temperature-controlled supply chain that maintains the required and specified temperature range, during its transfer from the company's factory to the customs in that country. , Before it was shipped and transported to Kuwait.

She stated that the cold chain is used to help extend and ensure the safety of the vaccine or manufactured drugs and chemicals, which are transported by aircraft equipped for this purpose, and once they reach the country, they are transferred to refrigerated containers at controlled temperatures in accordance with health requirements to protect vaccines and imported medicines.

According to the sources, the cold chain is one of the measures of an organizational and practical nature, and it is one of the most important components of organizing immune warnings for infectious diseases, as the vaccines currently used need strict adherence to temperatures during storage, transportation and shipping.

It added that it is then transferred from the airport to the ministry's warehouses in the Sabhan area "chilled", then to the refrigerated stores in public hospitals, and finally to the administrative health centers of those hospitals.

Here are the details

While Kuwait is awaiting the arrival of the Corona vaccine on pins and needles, and everyone is waiting for it to exit the epidemic tunnel and fortify the country from it, health officials revealed that the Ministry of Health has taken the necessary measures to preserve it upon its arrival in refrigerated warehouses with special specifications. The officials pointed out to Al-Qabas that the ministry is fully prepared to import any vaccines during the current period, especially vaccines for the emerging corona virus, after their official approval, or other grafts that it imports periodically, and in accordance with regulatory procedures that ensure the safety, effectiveness and safety of the vaccine, and not exposing it to damage.

The sources explained that when the ministry imports any vaccine from the factory or the company supplying it abroad, this passes through several stages before it reaches its warehouses, indicating that the supplied vaccine must be subject to the "cold chain" system, which is a supply chain with certain standards, which maintains Over the required and specified temperature range, during its transportation from the company's factory to the customs in that state, before it is shipped and transported to Kuwait.

The safety of the vaccine

The sources indicated that cooling systems are used to help extend and ensure the safety of the vaccine or manufactured drugs and chemicals, which are transported through planes equipped for this purpose, pointing out that, upon arrival in the country, they are transferred to refrigerated containers at certain temperatures that are controlled, according to the requirements. Health protection for vaccines and imported medicines.

The sources indicated that the cold chain is considered one of the measures of an organizational and practical nature, pointing out that it is one of the most important components of organizing immune warnings for infectious diseases, as the vaccines currently used require strict adherence to temperatures during storage, transportation and shipping.

And she continued: After that, the vaccines are transferred from the airport to the ministry's warehouses in the Subhan area "cooled", then to the refrigerated stores in public hospitals, and finally to the health centers that follow those hospitals administratively.

The sources pointed out that the Corona virus vaccines do not differ much from the vaccines that are imported every period, stressing that the first vaccines that may be officially approved are "Pfizer", and the first shipments are expected to arrive during the first quarter of next year at the latest.

The sources pointed out that the ministry is working on equipping warehouses with international standards in coordination with the Health Organization and the party supplying the vaccine.

10 steps for vaccine transportation, storage, and injection for people

1- Supplying cooling systems with special specifications

2- Adopting a transport mechanism that guarantees the safety of the vaccine and the chemicals it is made from

3- Transferring the quantity of doses by aircraft equipped for this purpose

4- Once the vaccine arrives at Kuwait Airport, it is transferred to refrigerated containers

5- Specific storage temperature is controlled according to international requirements

6- Following a special cooling system in the vaccine stores

7- Continuous monitoring and testing to ensure the safety of the vaccine

8- Follow international warnings regarding storing infectious disease vaccines

9- Strict commitment to temperature conditions during storage, transportation and shipping

10- Organizational and medical measures when transporting the vaccine to places of administration to people

 

14 Nov, 2020 1890
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