One of the most important elements of vaccine storage is utilizing an accurate temperature monitoring device that has been properly maintained.
According to the CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit:
Calibration testing should be done every one to two years or according to the manufacturer’s suggested timeline. TMDs can experience a “drift” over time, affecting their accuracy. This testing ensures the accuracy of the device continues to conform to nationally-accepted standards.
If you need to replace the temperature monitoring device at your practice or if the cost of calibration testing outweighs the cost of purchasing a new device, CPP members can access a discount on LogTag Vaccine Temperature Monitoring Kits. Simply contact the CPP office at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.