The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova extended the rules for transporting and storing anti-COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V until January 1, 2022. Initially, their validity expired on March 1 of this year. The corresponding resolution is published on the portal of legal information.
For the transport of Sputnik V, the principle of a “cold chain” of four stages is used. The temperature conditions must be strictly observed on each of them. You can store and transport the vaccine only at a temperature of -18 ° C. In freezing equipment, even with its maximum load, it is necessary to ensure free air circulation. At long distances, the vaccine is carried in auto-refrigerators. When transporting by ordinary transport, special dry ice thermosumes are used.
You can transport Sputnik V at a temperature not higher than -21 ° C. Vaccine storage is carried out in freezers, health workers must constantly check the temperature inside the cells.
An already opened ampoule with a vaccine can be stored for no more than two hours. One ampoule is enough to vaccinate five people.