CDC Requirements for Vaccine Storage & Handling - June 2016

A Toolkit to Help You Meet CDC Requirements for Vaccine Storage and Handling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit provides you with recommendations for handling and storing your vaccines. This information is pertinent for Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers and other healthcare providers who receive vaccines purchased with public funds.

The Toolkit contains best practices and steps for immediate action regarding:

  • Emergency vaccine storage, handling, and transport preparations
  • Vaccine inventory management, transport, and preparation
  • Vaccine storage and handling standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Vaccine storage and temperature monitoring equipment

Particularly with span temperature monitoring equipment, the CDC recommends using a digital data logger (DDL) with a current and valid Certificate of Calibration Testing (also known as a Report of Calibration) for each unit and at least one backup in case of a broken or malfunctioning device.

Vaccine Storage Temperature-Monitoring Equipment You Can Trust

When you need vaccine storage data loggers DDLs to meet CDC recommendations, look to Cole-Parmer and Traceable®. We offer multiple solutions for vaccine storage temperature measurement and monitoring including DDLs with NIST-Traceable Calibration—accredited calibration you can trust. We also provide DDLs equipped with TraceableLIVE® cloud-based connectivity, so you can monitor your temperature from anywhere.

Download the Toolkit PDF

PDF updated June 2016. For the the latest updates to the Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit, visit the CDC website.