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Chapter-31 Cold Chain

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_32
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Cold chain, transporting vaccine, store vaccine, heat sensitivity, cold sensitivity, vaccine vial monitor, primary health center

Abstract

The cold chain is a system of storing and transporting vaccines at recommended temperatures from the point of manufacture to the point of use. That is, the role of the cold chain is to maintain the potency of vaccines. This chapter describes Do’s and Do not in vaccine storage, sensitivity of various vaccines, stages of vaccine vial monitoring, and recommended temperatures of vaccine storage and transport as per CDC (centers for disease control and prevention) guidelines in the table format.

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