More mobile freezers for COVID-19 vaccine storage deployed throughout UNC System

CHAPEL HILL, NC – New mobile freezers capable of capable of safely storing and transporting COVID-19 vaccine vials will soon arrive at all 15 research institutions within the UNC System. The N.C. Division of Emergency Management left the UNC-Chapel Hill loading dock this morning and currently is transporting 23 mobile cold-storage units throughout state in support of Operation Deep Freeze.

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UNC System expanding COVID-19 vaccine storage capacity at all 15 research institutions

CHAPEL HILL, NC – All 15 research institutions within the UNC System will soon be receiving 61 new freezers capable of safely storing COVID-19 vaccines at temperatures as low as -80 Celsius (-112 Fahrenheit). The freezers will support state and local public health agencies, hospitals, and pharmacies with the critical logistics of sub-zero storage and subsequent distribution of COVID-19 vaccines that started arriving in North Carolina this past week.

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