This page contains resources to help providers understand and follow proper vaccine storage and handling practices.
The best way to protect vaccine quality is to follow proper vaccine storage and handling specifications. It saves the cost of replacing valuable vaccines and makes sure viable vaccine is available to protect kids from vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Vaccine Storage Units and Temperature Monitoring
- Clinic Moves
- Vaccine Emergency and Incident Preparation
- Other Vaccine Storage and Handling Resources
Vaccine Storage Units and Temperature Monitoring
- Vaccine Storage Unit Guide (PDF)
- Thermometer Requirements Guide (PDF)
- Alternative Temperature Display Request Form (PDF)
- Do Not Unplug Stickers (PDF): This document allows providers to print out Do Not Unplug stickers for their storage units containing vaccine.
- Warning Do Not Unplug Stickers (PDF): This document allows providers to print out Warning stickers for circuit breakers in their practice.
- Temperature Monitoring Best Practices for Refrigerated Vaccines (CDC), Fahrenheit (PDF) I Celsius (PDF)
- Temperature Monitoring Best Practices for Frozen Vaccines (CDC), Fahrenheit (PDF) I Celsius (PDF)
- Storage Best Practices for Refrigerated Vaccines (CDC), Fahrenheit (PDF) I Celsius (PDF)
- Storage Best Practices for Frozen Vaccines(CDC), Fahrenheit (PDF) I Celsius (PDF)
- Vaccine Coordinator Quick Start Guide (PDF)
- Temperature Reporting Guide (PDF)
- Temperature Monitoring Log (PDF) / Temperature Monitoring Log w/ input fields (Excel)
- Off-Site Clinic Guidelines (PDF)
- Off-site Backup Thermometer Request Form (PDF)
Vaccine Emergency and Incident Preparation
- Vaccine Online Transfer Guide (PDF) Provider must follow this guide to submit an online transfer request in the IIS and get approval from DOH prior to transferring CVP vaccines
- Vaccine Transfer Checklist (PDF) Use this checklist when vaccine may need to be transferred to a different location
- Vaccine Transfer Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Vaccine Transport Guidelines (PDF) (CDC): Use this guide when vaccine may need to be transported to a different location.
- Provider Map: This map can be used to identify providers to which you can request to transfer short-dated vaccines.
- Vaccine Loss Policy (PDF)
- Vaccine Management Plan (PDF)
- Vaccine Loss Log (PDF): Use this form to report all vaccine loss that results in unusable vaccine.
- Vaccine Temperature Excursion Guide (PDF)
Other Storage and Handling Resources
- Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (PDF)
- You Call the Shots Vaccine Modules (CDC)
- Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply (Video)
- New Vaccine Coordinator Training Checklist (PDF)
- Pinkbook Chapter on Vaccine Storage and Handling (CDC)
- Vaccine Label Examples (CDC)
- Download and print your own self-adhesive labels to designate state-supplied and private purchase vaccine. For printing self-adhesive labels to designate vaccine stock. 80 labels per page. Print in black-and-white.