Shingrix Storage and Handling

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.

Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) must be stored in the refrigerator. The vaccine should be administered immediately after reconstitution or stored in the refrigerator and used within 6 hours. Do not freeze Shingrix. Discard if the vaccine has been frozen.

Temperature and Storage Best Practices for Refrigerated Vaccines

Vaccine Storage and Handling

The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit 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.

Also see Vaccine Storage and Handling Recommendations and Guidelines.