Are you cold chain ready?

Are you cold chain ready?

08 May, 2023

The influenza vaccination season has commenced. Review and check:

  • Do you have a purpose-built vaccine fridge?
  • Does it have sufficient capacity for influenza vaccines?
  • Has your vaccine fridge been serviced within the last 12 months?
  • Is your vaccine fridge data logger set at 5-minute read intervals and functioning inside the fridge? Are you downloading data at least weekly and manually recording twice daily minimum and maximum temperatures?
  • Are all staff trained in cold chain management, including receiving vaccine deliveries? Ensure vaccines are immediately placed in vaccine fridge following delivery.


  • All vaccines must be stored in their original packaging to protect them from temperature fluctuations and UV light.
  • Ensure vaccine fridge door is securely closed when not in use.

Complete a vaccine storage self-auditfor each vaccine fridge annually and more frequently if there have been any problems with equipment or cold chain breaches.

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