Vaccine Storage And Handling Atkinson

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<ul><li>1.<ul><li>Vaccine Storage and Handling </li></ul></li></ul> <p>William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH National Immunization Program North Carolina Immunization Conference Greensboro, NC 18 August 2005 2. Effect of Temperature on Vaccines </p> <ul><li>Live vaccines </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>tolerate freezing </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>deteriorate rapidly after removal from freezer </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li>Inactivated vaccines </li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>damaged by exposure to freezingtemperatures </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>tolerate short time out ofrefrigeration </li></ul></li></ul> <p>3. Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines </p> <ul><li>Develop and maintain detailed written protocol </li></ul> <ul><li>Assign responsibilities to one person </li></ul> <ul><li>Designate a back-up person </li></ul> <ul><li>Provide training on vaccine storage and handling </li></ul> <p>4. Vaccine Shipments </p> <ul><li>Examine shipment on arrival </li></ul> <ul><li>Crosscheck contents with packing slip </li></ul> <ul><li>Check vaccine expiration dates </li></ul> <ul><li>Examine contents for damage </li></ul> <ul><li>Was shipping time</li></ul>