Vaccines for Children Program

This ensures that children have a much better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations. The Vaccines available through the VFC Program are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization and they help protect babies, young children, and adolescents from 16 diseases. To continue to help as many children as possible, the Vaccine Cold Chain is essential to keeping vaccines potent. Too much exposure to heat, cold, or light at any step in the cold chain can damage vaccines, resulting in loss of vaccine potency. Once lost, potency cannot be restored. One of the key elements for an effective cold chain is reliable temperature monitoring equipment.


Think of your storage and monitoring equipment as an insurance policy to protect your patients from inadvertent administration of compromised vaccine, and your facility against costs of revaccination, replacement of expensive vaccines, and loss of patient confidence in your practice. For the best protection, your facility needs appropriate equipment that is set up correctly and maintained and repaired as needed.
"To fully ensure the safety of vaccines, the following equipment is recommended:

  • Stand-alone refrigerator(s) with enough space to accommodate your maximum inventory without crowding
  • Stand-alone freezer(s) with enough space to accommodate your maximum inventory without crowding
  • 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"


Digi-Sense Traceable Temperature Monitoring Instruments

Traceable Products for the VFC Program

VFC Traceable Products

Traceable products are calibrated to NIST standards to help you meet quality and regulatory requirements.

Digital Dataloggers (DDL)
CDC Requirements
Traceable® Certificate supplied (Traceable to NIST)
Calibration Report Included
Annual Recalibration by ILAC/MRA accredited laboratory available
CDC Recommendations
Glycol encased buffered probe
Certificate of Calibration includes methods and procedure documentation
Certificate of Calibration includes stated uncertainties
Certificate of Calibration includes measurement results
Minimum/Maximum Memory
Capable of displaying current temperature and minimum/maximum memories
Minimum/Maximum Memory reset
Detachable probe
Adjustable High/Low Alarm
Read storage unit temperatures without opening the door
±0.5°C (±1°F) Accuracy ±0.25°C ±0.25°C ±0.25°C
Low battery indicator
Temperature Excursion data
Data Logger with Continuous Monitoring and Active Display
Data Logger with user programmable logging intervals
Data Logger capable of storing 4,000 readings that will not overwrite when full  

 ISO/IEC 17025 A2LA Accredited • ISO 17034 Certified Reference Material Producer 

Each individual state/local health department immunization program may have specific requirements—Consult your immunization program for more information
Data represented above is accurate as of 06/15/2016. Recommendations and requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

The CDC and the Vaccines for Children Program are not affiliated with Cole-Parmer, and they do not evaluate or endorse the products sold on this website.