Storage and Handling for HPV Vaccine

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

  • Store refrigerated at 2 to 8°C (36 to 46°F).
  • Do not freeze.
  • Discard if the vaccine has been frozen.
  • Protect from light.

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit 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.

Page last reviewed: November 16, 2021