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.