Ideal storage solution for Covid-19 vaccines


As the federal government finalises plans to deploy and track new COVID-19 vaccines, Polar Leasing is prepared to satisfy the demand for its expanded line of walk-in refrigerated and freezer storage units to safely store vaccines at facilities around the country.

The specially designed portable units can maintain recommended temperature conditions from -20C to 8C to safely accommodate the new COVID-19 vaccines. Most units have a built-in GPS-enabled thermal sensor to allow Polar Leasing and its customers to proactively prevent unwanted temperature deviations and act before they happen.

The units will be available for immediate shipping in early December to locations throughout the United States. Polar Leasing has prioritized an additional 300 new walk-in refrigerator and freezer units from its manufacturer Polar King International to meet the anticipated demand for both short and long-term rentals as the COVID-19 vaccines become available, according to Tippmann.

“We have now expanded beyond 80 distribution depots with hundreds of chambers available across the United States and–in some cases– can deliver orders within 24 hours,” says Tippmann. “Custom controlled chambers can also be manufactured to customer specifications,” he adds.

Polar Leasing currently supplies many pharmaceutical companies involved in temperature-sensitive distribution. From research and development to the clinical trials phase, pre-conditioning gel packs and PCMs prior to transport, Polar Leasing temperature controlled chamber rentals are the perfect on-site solution for temporary refrigeration anywhere throughout the cold chain.

According to Polar King, detailed inspection ensures that the COVID-19 vaccines can be safely stored in extreme cold temperatures according to each manufacturer’s specifications, if needed.

According to Polar Leasing, order processing is easy. Simply call the customer service hotline (866-574-4573) to speak to a cold chain specialist to reserve a leased unit with a digital signature. Standard 8’ x 10’ and 8’ x 20’ units are in stock, while custom sizes from 6’ x 8’ up to 16’ x 65’ can be built after orders are placed. Once the customer determines the required size, a free-standing walk-in unit is shipped, and a roll-back truck puts it in place.

Tippmann reports the vast majority of the time the company drops the unit right where the customer wants it whether used inside the warehouse or placed outside. Polar Leasing says there are advantages of using a ground-resting unit over a refrigerated truck. The NSF-approved walk-ins have a 6” step, as compared with the awkward ramp-and-door configuration of trucks. The units have a fiberglass interior with lights. Plus, they are dual temp to allow customers to go from a cooler to a freezer by the flip of a switch.

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