Vaccine Transportation and Storage
To celebrate World Refrigeration Day, we’re looking at vaccine transportation and storage recommendations and the best technology to use to follow NHS guidelines.
NHS England recommends that vaccines need to be refrigerated between +2˚C to +8˚C at all times in order to maintain effectiveness. Any temperature fluctuations experienced during vaccine transportation and storage can result in vaccines losing effectiveness or becoming potentially dangerous to patients. NHS England notes ”if storage recommendations are not followed, manufacturers will disclaim responsibility for any subsequent failure of the product”, so ensuring product safety is also vital for maintaining your surgery or hospital reputation.
What’s the best technology to use for Vaccine Transportation and Storage?
The Hanwell IceSpy system provides wireless environmental monitoring 24/7. IceSpy can be used in multiple storage areas including fridges, freezers, incubators, and dry storage facilities and gives you access to real-time data and alerts via the Hanwell EMS software. Hanwell EMS allows users to set pre-determined limits with instant alarm notifications should breaches occur. The centralised monitoring system also provides access to historic data required by audits as well as reducing errors caused by manual checks.
Our Hanwell lceSpy system also offers a cold-chain transport monitoring add-on allowing for closed-loop wireless monitoring of refrigerated transportation. The Transport monitoring system can be added directly to pallets or a lorry and can log data every 10 minutes for up to 1-4 days depending on your requirements, reducing the need for retrospective data loggers.
To find out more about implementing a wireless environmental monitoring system into your vaccine transportation and storage chain, contact us today.
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