Vaccine Administration Equipment and Supplies

Pfizer vaccine is shipped in a thermal shipping container with dry ice pellets, with two packages being delivered.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive frozen between -90°C and -60°C (-130°F and -76°F)

Ancillary supply kits will also be delivered separately and include:

  • Sterile diluent: 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline, preservative-free)
  • Mixing needles and syringes
  • Administration needles and syringes
  • Sterile alcohol preparation pads
  • PPE (surgical masks and face shields for staff)
  • COVID-19 vaccination record cards
  • Needle gauge and length chart detailing the appropriate length/gauge for injections based on route, age (children), gender, and weight (adults)
  • Not included: Puncture-resistant, biohazard containers, gloves, and bandages


Page last reviewed: July 13, 2022