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.
We have a brand new Vaccine Carrier! (Model VCT-4)
Designed with New TempArmour brand PCM panels
57% larger capacity over the previous VC8 Carrier
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
USA customers: $749 USD
Canadian customers: $1125 CAD
This product is on backorder. Please contact us for current availability.
Need a data logger?
Include a Berlinger Fridge-tag 2L Data Logger for $150 US / $225 Canadian (ISO 17025 calibration included)
Meets CDC and VFC requirements
* 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).