Above Zero: Strategies to Prevent Vaccine Freezing
This 4-minute animated video emphasizes the difficulty and importance of maintaining proper temperatures in the vaccine cold chain. The risk of exposing vaccines to freezing temperatures are now known to be significant. These risks can be reduced through health worker training, temperature monitoring, investing in new freeze-safe cold chain equipment, and in vaccine formulations that can withstand cooler temperatures.
For more information:
World Health Organization | http://www.who.int/immunization/programmes_systems/supply_chain/optimize/en/index.html
PATH | http://www.path.org
TECHNET21 | http://www.technet-21.org
View the video in French: http://youtu.be/UEGMIadQeYI.
How to Create an Equipment Inventory
You will need a contingency plan for when things go wrong with your equipment. An inventory list helps technicians plan repairs, manage spare parts, and see which locations may need new or additional equipment. Learn how to fill out an equipment inventory, step-by-step.
This EPI training video provides knowledge and skills based on WHO guidance (for example, Mid-Level Manager and Immunization in Practice modules) to support routine immunization in the field. Find more at www.immunizationacademy.com.