From June 21, vaccination at workplaces and universities began, but as of the 20th, the number of people who received the first vaccination rose to about 22.43 million. In addition, approximately 9.15 million people have completed the second dose. According to the latest vaccination status, 90% of medical workers received the second dose, and elderly people who received the first dose increased by 0.7 points from the previous time to about 45.3%, and the second dose was 13%. It's about time. I see that the elderly vaccination is not progressing as I thought.
On the other hand, recently, news that no one wants to hear, such as vaccine disposal due to vaccine storage mistakes, has been reported here and there.
The above is just a recent report on the disposal of vaccines, but there is no doubt that it is happening quite frequently.
Looking at the causes, more than half are due to vaccine refrigerators or ultra-low temperature freezers. Seemingly high-tech refrigerators and freezers have an unexpected pitfall.
- power outlet falls
- Refrigerator door is not closed tightly
- Wrong temperature setting
- Defective refrigerator or freezer
Broadly speaking, we found that the above four patterns were common.
From now on, we will enter the typhoon season, and power outages due to typhoons may occur. Furthermore, in earthquake-prone Japan, it is no longer possible to predict when and where an earthquake will occur. In addition to the above, natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes can cause refrigerators and ultra-low-temperature freezers to stop working, and eventually lead to the disposal of vaccines.
An ultra-low temperature freezer requires a dedicated outlet
What should I do about it? I think that there are many people in charge of local governments who are worried. Therefore, we recommend that you use a cooler box rather than a refrigerator or freezer for storing vaccines at destinations where subdivided vaccines are transported or at mass vaccination sites.
The "J-BOX BIO MISSION", a cold insulation box for vaccines developed by our company, can maintain storage capacity equivalent to that of a refrigerator by purchasing a spare ice pack. What's more, there is no risk of unplugging the outlet, opening the door, setting the temperature incorrectly, or becoming unusable due to natural disasters, so you can use it safely and securely.
■ Pitfall countermeasures for refrigerators with J-BOX BIO MISSION
How was it?
We would like to think about good measures together with everyone at the vaccination site so that the precious vaccine can be used without waste. See you next time! !