Ensuring that refrigerators are properly organized can effectively maintain an effective cold chain supply solution. Below, Medical Vaccine Fridge Manufacturers explain how to properly use a vaccine refrigerator:
1. Vaccines should be kept away from refrigerator walls, floors, and cold air vents. Placing vaccines on refrigerator walls, floors, and cold air vents increases the risk of exposing them to temperatures below 2C.
2. There should always be a little space between vaccine packages to allow for air circulation. Avoid tightly wrapping and stacking packs.
3. Tissue vaccine by-products. Group vaccines of the same type together.
4. Check the expiry date of the vaccine regularly and after each order.
5. Vaccine expiration dates should always be checked before use. If expired, return it to the source of the vaccine supply immediately.
6. Vaccine coolers must be used at all times and only for vaccine storage. Food, beverages, or other non-medically related products should not be stored in vaccine storage units as this practice can lead to frequent door openings and temperature instability.
7. If there are few vaccine packs stored in the refrigerator, place several water-filled bottles throughout the unit to help maintain an even, stable temperature.