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Ramping Up for Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps over the country from coast to coast, the recent news from Pfizer and Moderna of a successful vaccine...

Written by SmartSense | November 30, 2020 | COVID-19, vaccines, pharmacies, Coronavirus

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6 Ways to Protect Your Vaccine Inventory

With flu season fast-approaching, your pharmacies will be receiving a large influx of vaccines. As they are inherently unstable, flu vaccines require temperature control during storage and transit along the cold chain. Sub-optimal temperatures can result in wasted product, or worse, costly re-vaccination programs.

Written by SmartSense | July 26, 2017 | Pharmacy Safety, COVID-19, vaccines, Coronavirus

Maintaining Vaccine Potency in the Supply Chain

What is the vaccine cold chain? The short answer is: the maintenance of a temperature-controlled environment to ensure vaccines are transported and supplied in optimal condition. The cold chain begins with the refrigerated storage unit at the manufacturing plant, extends through delivery by distribution vehicles to the provider facility, to storage at the pharmacy or hospital, and ends with administration of the...

Written by SmartSense | June 14, 2017 | Pharmacy Safety, COVID-19, vaccines, Coronavirus

Best Practices for Storing Refrigerated Vaccines and Diluent

If there’s one rule to follow when refrigerating vaccines and diluent, here it is: Always refer to the manufacturer’s product information and package inserts for the most up-to-date recommendations.

Written by SmartSense | June 7, 2017 | Pharmacy Safety, COVID-19, vaccines, Coronavirus


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