The cold chain from manufacturer to vaccinator: experiments and experiences.

Abstract

Biological substances are temperature sensitive. Most vaccines must be constantly kept at temperatures between +2 to +8 degrees C (cold chain). To test the conditions of a long distance transport of vaccines in an 80 l cool box the temperature in the correctly packed box was monitored. The temperature remained between zero and +8 degrees C for more than 90 h, the ambient temperature during this test reached 37 degrees C for 5 h. It can be concluded that the currently used transport boxes are well suited for safe transport of sensitive products such as vaccines.

Cite this paper

@article{Hedenstrm1992TheCC, title={The cold chain from manufacturer to vaccinator: experiments and experiences.}, author={M von Hedenstr{\"{o}m and William A Kahler}, journal={Vaccine}, year={1992}, volume={10 13}, pages={949-51} }