Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

The 2019 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit has been redesigned to help health care providers find the information they need quickly and easily. Revisions include:

  • A reorganized layout with color-coded sections to help better navigate the toolkit
  • Updated job aids and resource documents
  • Updated visuals for the vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practices

The updates to the recommendations and best practices identify the differences between a recommendation and best practice and improve the visual representation of CDC vaccine storage and handling recommendations and vaccine storage and handling best practices. A CDC recommendation is the minimal action required to protect your vaccine supply.

CDC best practices are additional actions, practices, and procedures to enhance protection for your vaccine supply.  In most instances, VFC providers and those receiving public vaccine must implement best practices.

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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.

Vaccine Storage and Handling Resources

Access additional resources including web-based trainings, videos, checklists, and references related to vaccine storage and handling.

These example vaccine labels can be used to organize vaccines within the storage unit. Referenced in the storage and handling toolkit.

Vaccines Storage and Handling Toolkit

View, download, and print the 2019 Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit.

Page last reviewed: July 11, 2019