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UK using blockchain to track vaccine temperature

Two British hospitals have been using blockchain technology developed by Everyware and Hedera Hashgraph to keep track of the coronavirus vaccine temperature prior to administering it to patients.

According to CNBC's report published on Tuesday, the National Health Service facilities in England's county of Warwickshire use sensors to constantly monitor the vaccines' temperature, with the data being transmitted to the cloud and encrypted before being passed to Hedera's blockchain network. This way, "data held in a private database can be verified against the state of data recorded on the public ledger," Everyware explained.

The Pfizer/BioNTech jab is especially sensitive to temperature changes, as it is stored at -70 degrees Celsius. At regular fridge temperatures, it can last only up to five days. On the other hand, the rest of the approved vaccines, including Moderna's and AstraZeneca's, can be stored at fridge temperatures for a longer period of time.

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