Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

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Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

Description

This toolkit provides general guidelines for correct vaccine storage and handling. Specific recommendations for vaccine storage and handling procedures may vary among different State health department immunization programs. This toolkit does not replace these State health department policies but rather is meant to supplement them.

This toolkit is organized into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Cold chain
  • Storage and handling plans
  • Vaccine personnel
  • Storage equipment
  • Storage practices
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Storage troubleshooting
  • Selected biologicals
  • Inventory management
  • Vaccine shipments
  • Preparation and disposal

Developer:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2007
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: May 2008
Original Summary: July 2007
Last Updated: 12/19/12

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