Are you confident that your vaccines haven’t been compromised? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit aims to provide guidance on these and other questions. Published in 2014, the Toolkit discusses Vaccine Cold Chain, Transportation, Storage and Handling Plans, Temperature Monitoring Equipment, Best Practices and more. More recently, the CDC released new requirements for all Vaccines for Children (VFC) suppliers, tightening restrictions on VFC storage and transportation.
Vaccine Cold Chain
To maintain and distribute vaccines in optimal condition, your cold chain process is heavily dependent upon reliable transportation and storage equipment. Exposure to any conditions inappropriate for the vaccine can affect the potency, and while some vaccines will show physical evidence of inappropriate storage, appearance is not a reliable indicator. Immediate corrective action must be taken to correct an inappropriate condition.
To protect your assets, Mesa offers cold chain monitoring services. From data logging and asset monitoring, to temperature and transport mapping, qualification, validation and package design and testing, we are there with you every step of the way. Feel confident that your vaccines haven’t been compromised with accurate, reliable asset monitoring.
Failure to meet the CDC requirements may result in a citation under public record. Our Mesa representatives are available to discuss any questions you may have regarding the new requirements, and how we can help you prepare for these changes. Please contact us today.