01 Mar 2016
Vaccine storage and disposalInformation and resources on the correct storage and use of vaccines
Provision of a vaccine service, whether this is for routine child and adult, occupational health or travel vaccines, carries with it the responsibility for the correct storage and use of vaccines. This includes management of the cold chain and cold chain breakdown and disposal of unused products.
YFVC are required to comply with national minimum standards for the management of the cold chain and to keep up to date with and adhere to current guidelines.
- Health Protection Scotland: Guidance on vaccine storage and handling. V2, August 2013
- Immform: Fridge failures and stock incidents
- NHS: Keep your vaccines healthy
- Public Health England: Protocol for ordering, storing and handling vaccines April 2014
- Public Health England: Immunisation against infectious disease – Chapter 3. Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines
- Public Health England: What to do if issues with vaccine storage management are identified during a Care Quality Commission inspection. September 2014
- Public Health England: Vaccine incident guidance. 1 March 2012
- World Health Organization. Stability of Vaccines. 3 February 2012
Guidelines on clinical procedures
- International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)
- Record keeping and consent
- Medical letter of exemption