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Proper Vaccine Storage

Well-organized vaccine storage units will minimize medical errors and vaccine wastage

  • Keep vaccine in the original packaging
  • Only open one box at a time
  • Place vaccine in plastic trays/bins/baskets
  • Store vaccine by type (Example: Store all VFC Polio vaccine in the same bin)
  • Store vaccine front-to-back by the expiration date (Vaccine that expires first should be in the front and vaccine that expires at a later date should be in the back)
  • Clearly label vaccine by funding source (“VFC” or “VFAAR” or “Private”)

Example of Proper Vaccine Storage

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