VACCINE STORAGE AND HANDLING

Proper storage and handling of vaccines is vital to ensuring the protection of individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine safety is a shared role from the time the vaccine is manufactured until the vaccine is administered to a patient.

As a reminder, Wyoming VFC/WyVIP providers are required to monitor and record vaccine temperatures in °C (Celsius). In order to reduce duplication of efforts, some resources available on this page do refer to °F (Fahrenheit); however, only temperatures in °C will be accepted by the Immunization Program.

CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit                                    (5/2014)

Vaccine Storage Units

Vaccine Storage Unit Guidelines                                                    NEW  (11/2014)

“Do Not Unplug” Signage for Storage Units (EZIZ)

“Do Not Stop Power” Signage for Circuit Breaker

Safeguard Your Power Supply (EZIZ)


Thermometers

Thermometer Purchasing Guide                                                                  (4/2014)

Thermometer Calibration Certificate Checklist                                     (4/2014)


Refrigerator Cold Chain Management

Preparing for Vaccine Storage (EZIZ) 

Storing Vaccines (EZIZ)

Transporting Refrigerated Vaccine (EZIZ) 


Freezer Cold Chain Management

Preparing for Vaccine Storage (EZIZ)

Storing Vaccines (EZIZ)


Vaccine Management

Vaccine Management Plan Template                                                         (7/2014)

Emergency Plan Template                                                                             (7/2014)

Emergency Vaccine Retrieval
and Storage Plan (CDC S&H Toolkit)

Vaccine Inventory Management (CDC S&H Toolkit)


Storage & Handling Resources

CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Webpage

IAC: Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage & Handling

CDC Pink Book: Vaccine Storage and Handling 

IAC: Errors in Vaccine Storage and Handling

 

LogTag® Data Logger Resources*

The Wyoming Immunization Program has specific recommendations and guidelines for publicly supplied vaccine temperature monitoring including the configuration and use of data logger devices. The resources below will assist your facility in configuring the LogTag® data loggers as well as how to use them daily to monitor and record temperatures. If followed in order, the guides will walk through out of the box setup to using the devices. Used individually, the guides are quick and easy resources to train staff on how to properly use the devices in your facility.

LogTag Analyzer Software Installation & Configuration Guide

Device Prep & Configuration Guide – REFRIGERATOR

Device Prep & Configuration Guide – FREEZER

Device Configuration Guide – BACKUP

Min & Max Temperatures Guide

Temperature Alarms Guide

Downloading Data Guide

Best Practices & Reminders

*These resources are intended for use by Wyoming Public Vaccine Program Providers only.

 

 

 

 

CONTACTS

Kristy Westfall

Compliance Specialist

307-777-6519

kristy.westfall1@wyo.gov