Key weapons in the fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccine isn’t just the metaphorical light at the end of the tunnel, it’s the real key to building a new future out of the pandemic. The global scientific effort to develop, test, and distribute these amazing injections has been extraordinary, and a real high point of this chaotic time. The creation and accreditation of the vaccines isn’t the end of the journey, though. Now we must safely transport, store and administer the jabs. Here at TMSA, we have a detailed understanding of the challenges this presents, and the best tools in our collective kit.

The different Covid Vaccines currently being administered globally, have different storage temperature requirements. We have an armoury of devices that can assist in the fight against COVID-19 by protecting vaccines during transport and storage. These products provide accurate temperature readings, and therefore alert medical practitioners to any temperature breaches which would deem the vaccine unsafe for use.

Timestrip TC489

Part of the eTimestrip product range from this respected industry name, the Timestrip TC489 is a temperature indicator for the range of 2 – 8°C. Its blue, green and red lights provide, at a glance, information as to whether temperatures have gone above or below the 2 – 8 °C parameters.

A great feature of the TC 489 is that it contains NFC technology, so further information can be provided when users scan it with their smartphone.

It is an economical and reliable solution to cold chain monitoring, particularly useful when storing or transporting large batches of the vaccine, as is currently important worldwide.


This single-use temperature data logger carries the WHO seal of approval (PQS Code E006/044) and is a great device for the monitoring of large quantities of vaccines during distribution. It provides accurate results which are easy to read via the inbuilt USB connector that allows for detailed auto reports to be instantly transferred to a computer. In addition to this, the ITAG 4 has an LCD screen that provides key information at a glance allowing one to confidently, make immediate decisions.

We are proud to stock products that can help ensure the safe storage and distribution of these vital vaccines. If you would like more information about any of the products mentioned, our team at Temperature Monitor Solutions Africa would be happy to help. Contact us today.