Lauderdale County acquires Pfizer vaccine freezer for NAMC
FLORENCE – North Alabama Medical Center now has a freezer capable of handling the -80-degree temperature required for the Pfizer vaccine.
The Lauderdale County Commission paid $11,500 for the freezer, using funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security grant, county and hospital officials said.
Commission Chairman Danny Pettus said they decided to do so after Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan told commissioners there was no freezer in the county capable of such extreme temperatures that are needed to house the vaccine.
NAMC officials said the hospital has the Moderna vaccine, which does not require the extremely cold temperatures, but also is trying to get Pfizer vaccine and are pleased that they will be able to house it if they obtain it.