Summary of Key Points
|Moderna (Spikevax™)||Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty™)||Novavax (Nuvaxovid™) (protein subunit)|
|Primary storage at BCCDC central depot||-50°C to -15°C until expiry date.
|-90°C to -60°C until expiry.
Do not store at -25°C to -15°C.
|+2°C to +8°C until expiry date, vaccine cannot be frozen|
|Refrigerated storage||+2°C to +8°C for 30 days||+2°C to +8°C for 10 weeks (70 days).
|+2°C to +8°C until expiry date|
|Room Temperature (RT)||Up to +25°C for 24 hours (cumulative)||Closed vials may be stored up to 24 hours at temperatures up to +25°C with no more than 12 hours from the time of first puncture. After first puncture, vials are stored at +2°C to +25°C
|Up to +25°C for 6 hours after first puncture|
|Usage time||Vaccine must be used within 24 hours of first vial puncture. Vaccine pre-loaded into syringes must be used within 24 hours (+2°C to +25°C).||Vaccine must be used within 12 hours after first puncture.
|Opened vials and pre-loaded syringes: +2°C to +8°C for max 12 hours after first vial puncture.|
|Transportation||+2°C to +8°C for a cumulative 12 hours (any hours used for transport at +2°C to +8°C count against the 30-day limit for storage at +2°C to +8°C).||Any hours used for transport at +2°C to +8°C count against the 10 week (70 day) limit for storage at +2°C to +8°C.
|Transport unopened vials at +2°C to +8°C; transport of pre-filled syringes may be done in exceptional circumstances|