Influenza Vaccine Storage and Handling
Storage and handling practices are similar to many other vaccines. Following these guidelines will help you ensure that your patients receive viable vaccine and that valuable doses of vaccine don’t go to waste because of improper storage and handling.
- Proper Storage,
Handling, and Shipping of Influenza Vaccine
MDH guidelines to help you take good care of your precious vaccine supplies.
- Acceptable Coolers for Vaccine Transfer or Transport (PDF:57KB/1 page)
Which coolers should you use? Use this chart to help you choose includes cooler type, description and examples, when and how to use, and monitoring temperatures off-site.
- CDC's Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
Tools from CDC for proper vaccine storage and handling. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Worksheet for Developing an Emergency Plan for Managing Vaccine (PDF: 588KB/4 pages)
Worksheet to help develop a plan for managing vaccine in an emergency.
- Vaccine Management Tips
Tips to store vaccine properly and manage inventory to avoid outdated vaccine.