Immunization: You Call the Shots
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and Handling
 Cold Chain
 Storage and Temperature Monitoring Equipment
 Inventory Management, Transport, and Preparation
 Emergency Preparations
 Storage and Handling SOPs


Emergency Preperations


  • If possible, suspend vaccination activities before the onset of emergency conditions.
  • Contact the alternative vaccine storage facility before packing any vaccine to confirm their generator is working and they can accept your vaccines for storage.
  • Take an inventory of your vaccines and record actions taken to protect the vaccines.
  • Open unit doors only when absolutely necessary and after completing all preparations for packing and moving vaccines.
  • Use appropriate materials for packing.

CDC has compiled recommendations on the methods and materials to use for emergency vaccine transport, Packing Vaccines for Transport during Emergencies.

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