AAP Immunization Resources Storage and Handling Series Data Loggers and Vaccine Monitoring


Key Points:  CDC recommends that practices maintain a calibrated, temperature monitoring device (data logger) and manually record temperatures in each unit containing Vaccines For Children (VFC) vaccines. This should be done twice daily.  Data loggers have many different features. CDC recommendations are below, but call your VFC coordinator to learn what is required in your state.  Consider a phone-enabled or internet-aware alarm to alert you by phone/internet anytime temperature excursions occur. Multiple people should be on the notification list to ensure the best chance that appropriate action is taken to correct the problem.