Vaccine storage in the physician's office: a community study.

  title={Vaccine storage in the physician's office: a community study.},
  author={E Woodyard and Lakeisha Woodyard and William A Alto},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  volume={8 2},
BACKGROUND A survey was conducted of 26 physician offices and the County Health Department to determine the quality of vaccine storage. METHODS All refrigerators were examined for secure electrical supply, firmly shut door, storage of inappropriate items, and expired vaccines. A maximum-minimum thermometer was then placed in the middle of the storage area for 24 hours, and temperatures were recorded. RESULTS Of the 27 sites, only two had refrigerator temperatures in which both maximum and… CONTINUE READING

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