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Staff can easily confuse the vaccines within the storage unit. Labeling the bin where the vaccine is stored can help staff quickly locate and choose the correct product – perhaps preventing a vaccine administration error.
Guidance for Proper Storage and Handling of Vaccines
The Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (May 2014) is a comprehensive resource for providers on vaccine storage and handling recommendations and best practice strategies. It includes considerations for equipment both storage units and thermometers, strategies for maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.
SB 8-75-11; Section 3-57:  Temperature Sensitive Medical Products (TSMP) Storage and Handling (pg 3-49)
Author: Services
Joint Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard publication (AR 40–562, BUMEDINST 6230.15B, AFI 48–110_IP, CG COMDTINST M6230.4G)
Military Vaccine Agency
Author: Military Vaccine Agency
The success of military vaccine programs depends heavily on vaccinators understanding, following, and implementing proper vaccine storage and handling practices to ensure vaccine potency and stability. Military and civilian medical staff that administer immunizations in clinics, medical homes, and other facilities play a critical role in improving the health of Service members and beneficiaries. The purpose of this document is to assist immunization clinics and other healthcare facilities to properly store and handle vaccines.
Department of Health and Human Service; Office of Inspector General
2012 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Disease Series CDC
MMQC-12-1086 10 Feb 12
VAXICOOL AX27L EQUIPMENT INVENTORY ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT
MMQC-12-1086 10 Feb 12
VAXICOOL AX27L EQUIPMENT INVENTORY ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT
MMQC-11-1681 28 Oct 11
PROPER TEMPERATURE STORAGE AND HANDLING REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATED VACCINE.
Military Vaccine Agency
Video: VaxiCoolVaxiCool (01:38) 21 Jul 11
AcuTemp Model #AX271
Video: VaxiPacVaxiPac (01:14) 21 Jul 11
AcuTemp Model #PX11
Includes 3 diagrams: Freezer, Refrigerator, and Combination Unit Refrigerator Setup Diagrams. Adapted by MILVAX from examples developed by the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch.
CDC Pink Book, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (April 2011), 12th Edition
Military Vaccine Agency
Recommendations of the Advisory Committeeon Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Storage and Handling of Immunobiologics (pg 17)
Cold Chain Management Processes and Procedures for all Medical Temperature Sensitive Products
Vaccine Storage and Handling Handouts
Recommendations and Guidelines; Vaccine Storage and Handling
CDC Pink Book (11th Edition), Appendix C
Watch this video to learn about: setting up your vaccine storage process, ways to avoid ruining expensive vaccine, resources for improving your vaccine handling, examples of temperature tracking devices

Author: Lee
Defense Logistics Agency Regulation (DLAR) 4145.21
Department of Army Technical Bulletin (TB) MED 284/TBD*
NAVSUPINST 4610.31B
Air Force Joint Instruction (AFJI) 41-208/TBD*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention