Is there any guidance (ideally offical and/or anecdotal) on transportation of non cold chain items in refrigerated vehicles?
Assuming vehicles have space, (are making journeys less than half full), are there any concerns about transporting non cold chain, vaccine related supplies (syringes etc.) together with vaccines?
There are of course programmatic benefits to transporting these items together but can they compromise the cold chain due to their being at ambient temperature?
If yes, would leaving them overnight in a cold room alleviate this?
(All of this assuming best practices in loading and storing items)
Does WHO or any other bodies have formal guidance on this? (I am unable to find this specifically)
Are there any general industry guidelines or best practices?
Vaccine Supply Chain Transiiton Project, Ethiopia
John Snow, Inc.