Vaccines are a crucial part of the healthcare system, and their effectiveness depends on appropriate conditions and regulated temperatures. “Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases,” according to the CDC. “Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone, from the time the vaccine is manufactured until it is administered.”
The CDC offers a variety of vaccine storage resources, including temperature monitoring and storage best practices and a Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit.
General CDC vaccine storage guidelines include:
It’s also important to ensure your vaccine storage refrigerators have alarms and temperature monitoring that provides quick notifications (both locally and remote) of adverse operating conditions.