Storage and Handling for the Anthrax Vaccine

Vaccines Recommended for Travel and Some Specific Groups

Vaccine Storage and Handling
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Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play a very important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Proper vaccine storage and handling practices play an important role in protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. For general recommendations and guidance, see Vaccine Storage and Handling. Provided below is guidance specific to the anthrax vaccine.

Temperature

  • Store the anthrax vaccine refrigerated between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F).
  • Do not freeze vaccine, or expose to freezing temperatures. If the vaccine has been exposed to inappropriate conditions/temperatures or handled improperly, store the vaccine at the appropriate temperature, isolate from other vaccines, mark “Do NOT Use,” and consult the vaccine manufacturer and/or your state or local immunization program for guidance.

Storage

  • Store the anthrax vaccine in the original packaging.

Disposal

  • Discard vaccine vials and syringes using proper medical waste disposal procedures.
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Page last reviewed: November 22, 2016