Guides to support best practice for use of fridges and coolboxes in the vaccine cold chain

John Minshull, Deputy Director, London Medicines Information Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished Last updated See all updates

For convenience, these ready reference guides are provided in PDF format

We have created two quick reference guides that support best practice in order to avoid cold storage issues. There is one providing advice on storage of vaccination in a refrigerator and one covering use of cool boxes. These were created with reference to The Green Book (Chapter 3) and PHE Vaccine Incident Guidance.

The quick reference guides are designed to be used by anyone who has a role in maintaining the cold chain of COVID-19 vaccines. They can be used when developing local protocols and procedures, and displayed in areas where fridges or cool boxes are in use for storing COVID-19 vaccine.

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  1. Cool Box Quick Reference Guide: COVID-19 Vaccines - changes not stated