Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
At a Glance
The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (May 2014) is a comprehensive resource for providers on vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practice strategies. It includes considerations for equipment both storage units and temperature monitoring devices, strategies for maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.
View or Print Toolkit
Use this link to view or print the Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit [4MB, 109 pages] May 2014
The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the manufacturer's product information and studies from the National Institute for Scientific Technology (NIST). The toolkit outlines best practice strategies and recommendations on:
- Equipment considerations for storage units and temperature monitoring devices
- Maintaining the cold chain
- Routine storage and handling practices
- Inventory management
- Emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories
Note: For more detailed information on storage and handling recommendations and guidance for individual vaccines, please refer to FDA's package inserts easily found on the IAC website. Aug 2015
- You Call the Shots: Vaccine Storage and Handling Module is an interactive, web-based module which provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary. Continuing education or a certificate of completion available.
- Temperature Excursion Checklist [1 page] Worksheet to use when storage unit temperatures are outside the recommended ranges. Updated Jul 2014
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