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Protect Vaccine During a Power Outage

Protect Vaccine from Power Outage

Protect Vaccine During a Power Outage Power outages create major problems with vaccine storage. Vaccine storage temperatures are critical, and your ability to protect vaccines during a blackout begins from the moment you start storing vaccine. The costs of a power failure can be high, such as the South Australian storms of 2016 that caused 14,656 Read More

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Get Rid of Ice!!!

Why Are You Still Using Ice to Keep Vaccine Cool? Here is a novel idea for transporting refrigerated vaccine: NEVER PUT ANYTHING BELOW 2°C IN A COOLER WITH VACCINE! (Even conditioned water/ice bottles.)I know, I know, I know…the standard practice is to use “properly conditioned” ice-packs. It is a method, but one that I want to challenge. Read More

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CDC Guidelines 2016

2016 CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit – Top 10 Notables in the 2016 CDC Guidelines ***JUNE 2016 TOOLKIT DOWNLOAD*** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2016 Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit, their first since May 2014. Here are the top 10 notables for Public Health Departments: Store refrigerated vaccine between Read More

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CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the “Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit” (last revised May 2014). If you don’t have time to read the 82-page document, there are 10 notables that we point out in our bloghere (such as the change in storage temp, data logger requirements, phase change material, etc.). In the toolkit, Read More