A Providers Guide to Immunizations in Minnesota
How to keep vaccines viable and patients protected
- Managing Vaccine: (PDF: 1.9MB/52 pages)
Best practices 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. Updated 5/12
- Guide to Receiving, Storing, and Handling Vaccines (PDF: 263KB/ 7 pages)
A guide to the proper arrival condition, storage requirements, preparation, and shelf life of vaccines. Updated 10/13
- Acceptable Coolers for Vaccine Transfer or Transport (59KB/1 page)
Which coolers should you use? Use this chart to help you choose. It includes cooler type, description and examples, when and how to use, and monitoring temperatures off-site. Updated 3/11
- Monthly Vaccine Inventory Log (PDF: 23KB/2 pages)
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: 588KB/4 pages)
Worksheet to help develop a plan for managing vaccine in an emergency.
- Vaccine Storage Temperature Charts:
Use these logs to record refrigerator and freezer temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit. Updated 10/14
Order free pads of these temperature logs using our Immunization Materials for Professionals order form.
Temperature scale:ColorBlack/White Celsius Fahrenheit
- Vaccine Storage Unit Troubleshooting Log (PDF: 17KB/1 page)
Log to track vaccine storage problems, actions taken, and outcomes. Updated 7/12