A Providers Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota
How to keep vaccines viable and patients protected
Resources for managing your vaccines, including vaccine ordering and inventory, receiving, storing, handling, proper disposal, planning for storage emergencies, and packing and transporting vaccines.
Key Resources for Managing Vaccine
- Vaccine Storage Guide
Two-page illustrated guide on vaccine storage temperatures and where and how to store vaccine in a refrigerator-only unit, freezer-only unit, and combination refrigerator/freezer unit. Includes tips for proper storage and management of vaccines.
- Guide to Receiving, Storing, and Handling Vaccines (PDF)
A guide to the proper arrival condition, storage requirements, preparation, and shelf life of vaccines. Updated 10/13
- Transporting Refrigerated Vaccine (PDF)
A resource from the California Department of Public Health's EZIZ website with information on proper storage and handling of refrigerated vaccine. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Monthly Vaccine Inventory Log (PDF)
Use this log to record your vaccine inventory each month and with each vaccine order to avoid over-ordering.
- Worksheet for Developing an Emergency Plan for Managing Vaccine (PDF)
Worksheet to help develop a plan for managing vaccine in an emergency.
- Vaccine Storage Temperature Logs:
Use these logs to record refrigerator and freezer temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit.
Order free pads of these temperature logs using our Immunization Materials for Professionals order form.
Temperature scale:ColorBlack/White Celsius (updated 7/14) Fahrenheit (updated 7/16)
- Vaccine Storage Unit Troubleshooting Log (PDF)
Log to track vaccine storage problems, actions taken, and outcomes. Updated 7/12