|Title:||Vaccine Cold Chain Guidelines|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0355/11|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 14 December 2011|
|Description:||This document contains policies and guidelines that apply to all Western Australian Public and Community Health Services providing immunisation services in WA. The cold chain is a system of transporting and storing vaccines within a recommended temperature range.|
|Framework:||Public Health Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 14 November 2011 to 14 November 2011|
|Review date:||14 November 2016|
|Authorised by:||Kim Snowball, Director General, Department of Health WA, 28-Nov-2011|
|Print version:||View print version|
Vaccine Cold Chain Guidelines
This document contains policies and guidelines for monitoring and maintaining the cold chain process.
The “cold chain” is a system of transporting and storing vaccines within a recommended temperature range of degrees Celsius (°C). This temperature range has been selected by the World Health Organization (WHO), and adopted by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) for the National Immunisation Program (NIP), as a guide to protect vaccines against loss of vaccine potency due to excessive cold or heat1.
The policies and guidelines contained within this document apply to all
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