Does your practice have an emergency plan that addresses vaccine storage equipment in case of an emergency?

Summertime means longer days, no school, backyard grilling, and vacations to many people.  Unfortunately, summer can also mean increased likelihood of severe weather that can lead to power outages and wreak havoc on your practice.  Loss of vaccine inventory due to an equipment malfunction or loss of power can be very expensive!  CPP has pulled together various resources from the CDC and the AAP to help you establish protocols so your practice can be prepared in the event of such a disaster and minimize loss should such an event occur.   It is important to think about what to do in the case of a power failure, create a plan to maintain appropriate temperatures and establish contingency plans to transport vaccines safely in the case of prolonged power outages before disaster strikes!

The CDC and the VFC Program also provide great resources to assist you.