The TempArmour Vaccine Carrier (Model VCT-4) is a safer and simpler way to transport vaccines*, as well as manage vaccines at off-site clinics (for school vaccination clinics, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, etc.).
This Qualified Container and Packout for vaccines incorporates proven phase change (PCM) and vacuum insulated panel (VIP) technology to ensure stable temperatures. The 6 phase change panels fit together within the insulated box to provide effective and reliable storage for refrigerated vaccines. Simply condition the 6 panels in the refrigerator, slide them into place in the carrier, and you are ready to go.
The VCT-4 and VCT-21 Vaccine Carrier
Designed with New TempArmour brand PCM panels
11 L (57% larger capacity than the previous 8L VC8 Model)
External Dimensions: 17.25" x 12" x 12"
Internal Dimensions: 12.75" x 7.25" x 7.25"
Weight: 20 lbs
Holds approximately 500 x 0.5 ml vials or 120 single dose syringes (based on typical manufacturer box sizes)
More secure locking:
D-rings to use with a padlock or zip ties
Easier to handle/move:
Durable and functional bag with handles on each side, a removable shoulder strap, and buckle closure
3 large pockets to hold documents, data logger, etc.:
A large clear pocket at the front with a velcro closure for easy access items
A large clear pocket at the top with with a zipper
A zipper fabric pocket at the back for more private/personal items
Same price as before and still includes all the accessories that we have always provided:
Folding lightweight cart for easy transport
Infrared laser (IR) thermometer for an added level of assurance (to measure temperature of panels prior to packing carrier).
User Guide specific to vaccine transport and management
Laminated Instruction Card
The VCT-4 Carrier includes panels to maintain vaccines within the refrigerated range (2-8°C)
The VCT-21 Carrier includes panels to maintain vaccines within the frozen range (-50°C to -15°C)
The panels for refrigerated temperatures and frozen temperatures are interchangeable and sets of 6 panels of either type can be purchased separately.
USA customers: $799 USD
Canadian customers: $1125 CAD
Carriers are IN STOCK. As availability can change quickly, please contact us to confirm current wait time.
Need a data logger?
DeltaTrak Flashlink Data Logger (Model 40527-01) $150 USD ($200 CDN)
Single device that has been calibrated for use for both refrigerated and frozen vaccines (not ultra-low)
Berlinger Fridge-tag 2L $175 USD ($225 CDN)
Fridge-tags (for refrigerator) and Fridge-tags (for freezer) are available
Both data logger options:
Meet CDC and VFC requirements
Are calibrated to ISO 17025
* Carrier not designed for shipping vaccines.
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
What is a Qualified Container and Packout (for vaccines)?
A Qualified Container and Packout is defined in CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit as:
A type of container and supplies specifically designed for use when packing vaccines for transport. They are passive containers that do not require a power source and are “qualified” through laboratory testing under controlled conditions to ensure they achieve and maintain desired temperatures for a set amount of time.
The advantage of using a Qualified Container and Packout is that you can be confident that the vaccine carrier will stay within the correct temperature range under the conditions that it was tested for. However, be aware that not all "Qualified Containers and Packouts" perform equally well; "Qualified Container and Packout" only means that the carrier has been tested to determine the number of hours that the temperature will stay in range - however the time varies widely between brands from several hours to several days.
Also check to see what type of packs are used in the Qualified Container and Packout; Phase Change Material (PCM) packs are preferred (and in many cases required over ice packs) - check with your Vaccine Program Management for requirements specific to your location).
TempArmour Vaccine Carrier Lab Qualification:
The TempArmour Carrier Model VCT-4 lab qualification results: the VCT-4 (for refrigerated vaccines) maintained the simulated product temperature between 2°C and 8°C for a minimum of 81.5 hours against the ISTA 7E Summer ambient temperature profile.
The TempArmour Carrier Model VCT-21 lab qualification results: the VCT-21 (for frozen vaccines) maintained the simulated product temperature below -15°C for a minimum of 56 hours against the ISTA 7E Summer ambient temperature profile.