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Vaccine Storage and Handling

Protecting your vaccine supply is critical. Failure to adhere to recommended specifications for vaccine storage and handling can reduce potency, resulting in an inadequate immune response in the patients. Vaccine quality is the responsibility of all handlers of the vaccine from the time a vaccine is manufactured until administration. To protect inventory and minimize vaccine loss, healthcare providers should develop and routinely review storage and handling plans, provide staff education and exercise plans to respond to improper storage and handling events.