|April 1, 2020
Maine CDC Encourages Vaccine Emergency Back-Up Planning
[From Maine CDC 04/01/2020]
In the event of temporary office closures at provider
facilities, we are asking that providers ensure proper storage and handling of
state supplied vaccines by following the guidance below:
Review back-up emergency plans and
have your protocols in place
should be transported to an alternate location where temperatures can be
monitored regularly using a portable vaccine refrigerator/freezer or a
qualified container and packouts.
transport is not feasible and a digital data logger (DDL) is present that
can store sufficient data for the closure, leave vaccine in current unit
and mark "DO NOT USE".
reopening, review all DDL data and take action on any temperature
excursion, if any, before administering vaccine.
reviewing DDL data, it is important to check that complete data are
available for all dates and times.
the DDL ultimately did not have enough capacity to record during the
period of closure or experienced failures, you will need to consult with
the vaccine manufacturer to determine if the vaccine can be used or should
school clinics, if there is an end of school year or holiday protocol in
place, please utilize it in the event of extended closure.
Prepare for Emergency Vaccine
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