TRACK 6: MANAGING AND STORAGE OF VACCINES
Vaccines immunology programs are among the most cost-effective ways to prevent disease. The success of these programs depends heavily upon the high immunization coverage of the target group and vaccine inventory management, including proper storage and handling of vaccines. This document is intended to assist all health care providers with how to properly store and handle provincially funded vaccines. Prior to storing vaccine, healthcare providers are required to understand and meet with the vaccine storage and handling requirements indicated in this document.
APPROPRIATE STORAGE CONDITIONS:Vaccine in freezer:
Varicella containing vaccines like MMRV, VAR, HZV must be stored in freezer until the time of administration.
Vaccine in Refrigerator:
Almost all routine vaccines must be stored in refrigerator
Vaccines with Light Sensitivity:
Certain vaccines that are light sensitive must be maintained under specific original conditions.
Diluents must never be stored in freezer. Diluents that are packed seperately with vaccines must be stored at room temperature.
DO's and DON'T's of Vaccine Storage
To tell us more about vaccine storage and maintenance be a part of VACCINE DESIGN 2018