The Border's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is one step closer to reality after an ultra-low temperature freezer was installed at Wodonga Hospital.
The 502 litre -80 degree freezer will allow Albury Wodonga Health to store the Pfizer vaccine, which must be kept at -70 degrees.
The system is currently connected and working and the organisation is in the process of connecting it to the Building Management System.
Once connected the system will monitor the temperature and raise an alarm if it drops above or below the acceptable range.
Albury Wodonga Health has also purchased two 493 vaccination fridges which can store vaccines, like the newly approved AstraZeneca shot, at -2.8 degrees.
A number of portable vaccination fridges will be delivered in March to assist with the rollout.
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