Vaccine Storage and Handling

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit is a comprehensive guide that reflects best practices for vaccine storage and handling from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, product information from vaccine manufacturers, and scientific studies.

Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone involved, from the time vaccine is manufactured until it is administered.

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An interactive, web-based module that provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary. Continuing education credit is available.

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The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2019