Vaccine storage and handling plays a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone – from the time vaccine is manufactured, until it is administered. The best way to ensure your vaccines stay in the recommended +2°C to +8°C range is with the use of a wireless temperature-monitoring system that provides real-time temperature readings.
For more information on the proper storage of vaccinations, we recommend following the Australian Government’s Department of Health National vaccine storage guidelines:
To ensure that vaccines have been stored within the recommended temperature range of +2°C to +8°C, the temperatures to which vaccines are exposed must be monitored, recorded and reported throughout the cold chain. These procedures help to ensure that:
• vaccine quality is maintained throughout the vaccine cold chain
• temperature excursions and any potential impact on the potency of the vaccines are identified early, and corrective action is taken
• clients receive potent and effective vaccines.
Several vaccine temperature-monitoring devices can be used to monitor the cold chain. These include temperature chart recording systems, data loggers, thermometers, disposable cold chain monitors, automated temperature-monitoring systems and back-to-base systems. At a minimum, all vaccine refrigerators must have a basic data logger and thermometer to continuously monitor refrigerator temperatures.
– “National Vaccine Storage Guidelines – Strive for 5, 3rd edition” (2019), Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Health
To properly follow these new Vaccine Storage laws, we highly recommend the Tinytag View 2 Data Logger range – a crucial addition to your practice or laboratory.
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