good morning. J-BOX official store.
First, let me tell you the news from the day before yesterday.
"Vaccine Minister Horiuchi announced on the 17th that 37 million doses to be used by the end of March next year will be delivered to prefectures nationwide from mid-December for the third vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine. One medical institution and vaccination. At the venue, he also revealed a policy to make it possible to handle two types of products made by US Pfizer and US Moderna.
In the third inoculation, the use of Pfizer has already been approved as a special case, and Moderna is also applying for approval. According to the government's delivery plan, 12 million Pfizer products will be delivered from mid-December, 17 million Moderna products from January next year, and 8 million Pfizer products from February. ”
The country and the municipality are on the move for the 3th vaccination. The big difference from before is that we can handle multiple types of vaccines at one vaccination venue.
I think that you can understand if you can check the following materials of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
In order to avoid confusion between different types of vaccines, clearly separated management is required, especially for small venues (medical institutions).
It was also stated that it is not essential to separate refrigerators, etc. at the inoculation site, but it is necessary to clearly separate containers, etc. in the refrigerator, separate items, and assign a person in charge or person in charge.
Operating multiple types of vaccines at one vaccination venue requires a stricter operation for the people on the ground.
Let's take a look at the vaccines currently being distributed in Japan and the vaccines that will be distributed in the future.
Vaccines currently available:
The color of the vial bottle cap is different so that it is easy to distinguish which manufacturer's vaccine is. (*Since Astra's vaccine has a small distribution volume, we will omit it.)
・Takeda/Moderna vaccine: red cap
・Pfizer vaccine: purple cap
However, there was also information that vaccination for children (5 to 11 years old) will start from February next year.
Although it is still before pharmaceutical approval, we will disclose the information we have obtained at this time.
First, let's look at the data from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Manufacturer: Pfizer only
Delivery temperature: As a general rule, -90 degrees to -60 degrees
Package: 10 vials/box (shipping unit from Pfizer)
Summarizing the above information, the main vaccines that will be distributed in Japan in the future are as follows.
・Takeda/Moderna vaccine: red cap
・Pfizer Vaccine (12 years and older): purple cap
・Pfizer Vaccine (5-11 years old): orange cap
*As of November 19, 2021, under regulatory approval
In particular, since there are two types of Pfizer vaccines, whether the size of the vial bottle is the same as the previous one has not been disclosed because it is not approved by the pharmaceutical affairs.
I also researched information from overseas. There was no information that the vial size would change. Our expectation is that there will be no change in vial size, but please follow all post-regulatory information. As soon as the J-BOX official store obtains new information, we will inform everyone immediately.
On the other hand, regarding Pfizer's pediatric vaccines (ages 5 to 11), it should be noted that the delivery unit from Pfizer is different from the vaccines (for ages 12 and older).
Delivery unit so far: 1 box of 192 vials
Delivery unit of pediatric vaccine: 1 box of 10 vials (Because it is before pharmaceutical approval, information on box size is unknown)
In fact, we have already received inquiries from local governments in the Kanto area (which have already adopted our J-BOX BIO MISSION).
・I want to secure a cold box for the third vaccination
・I want to secure a cool box for pediatric vaccines
is what they said.
We recommend our "J-BOX BIO MISSION SMART" as a cooler box for pediatric vaccines. Despite its compact size, it has a cold insulation performance that is comparable to other products.
Vaccines for ages 12 and older: J-BOX BIO MISSION
Vaccine for ages 5-11: J-BOX BIO MISSION SMART
I think that the operation of the above products will prevent confusion between different types of vaccines.
As soon as we have new information, we will let you all know.