Former Missouri firefighter develops ‘game-changing’ way to store COVID vaccines at ultracold temperatures

  • Source: WDAF-TV Fox 4 Kansas City
  • Published: 01/27/2021 12:00 AM

A former Kansas City firefighter believes he’s developed a product that could be a game-changer in getting COVID-19 vaccines to people at the temperatures in which the doses need to be stored. On Tuesday, Edward Collins gave FOX4 an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at his company, Vaccine Pods. “We assure that these vaccines are making it to the end user and the shot in the arm and the proper temperature the entire time,” Collins said. The pods are similar to a portable moving container. Inside, a Stirling Ultracold freezer capable of holding 300,000 vaccines keeps the doses at around -100 degrees Fahrenheit. The pod is temperature controlled and powered by batteries that can be recharged with solar power.


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