New mobile freezers could be a possible game changer when it comes to storing and transporting COVID-19 vaccines.
And that’s just the start – the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory, based at UNC-Chapel Hill, ordered 62 freezers to increase cold-storage capacity. Each freezer can store up to 7,000 doses of vaccine.
Those freezers, varying in size, began shipping out to 15 college campuses across the UNC system Friday.
Dr. Jeff Warren, executive director of N.C. Policy Collaboratory, says the vaccines are only effective if they are actually distributed.
“Vaccines don’t protect people, vaccinations protect people,” Warren explained. “So you’ve got to get them into the arm to make it work and you’ve got to be able to store them.”
Warren was in charge of picking out the…