Top Five Considerations for Animal Vaccine Cold Chain Monitoring

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  2. Animals, just like humans, require vaccines to protect them from various diseases. The Cold Chain refers to the process of maintaining a specific temperature range for the vaccines, from the moment they are manufactured to the moment they are administered to animals. If the vaccines are not
  3. stored and transported correctly, they may lose their effectiveness, rendering them useless.
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  1. Here are the top five considerations for animal vaccine Cold Chain monitoring:
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  1. Temperature range
  1. The first and most important consideration is the temperature range. Different vaccines have different requirements, but generally, they need to be stored between 2°C and 8°C. It’s crucial to ensure that the vaccines are stored within the correct range, as temperatures outside of this range can cause damage to the vaccines.
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  1. Temperature Monitoring Devices 
  1. Technology such as remote cold chain temperature monitoring devices are used to track the temperature of the cold chain for vaccine management during vaccines storage and transport. These devices can provide proactive, real-time cold chain temperature monitoring, so you can ensure that the vaccines are not exposed to temperatures outside of the acceptable range. These devices will then automatically notify designated recipients in the event of a temperature breach.
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  1. Transport Packaging
  1. Proper transport packaging is essential to ensure that the cold chain for vaccines are protected from temperature changes during transportation. Insulated containers, coolers, and gel packs are often used to maintain the temperature range. It’s also important to choose a packaging material that assists in maintaining the correct temperature, such as cooler packs or phase-change materials.
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  1. Training
  1. It’s important to train all staff and institutions involved in the Cold Chain process, including those who will handle the vaccines on the proper storage and transportation procedures. This will ensure that everyone is aware of the importance of maintaining the correct temperature range and how to do it correctly.
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  1. Documentation
  1. It’s important to document all aspects of the Cold Chain process, including the temperature range, the devices used, and any incidents that occur during transportation. This documentation can be used to identify any potential issues, make improvements to the process, and update relevant stakeholders efficiently.
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  1. Conclusion
  1. In conclusion, monitoring the animal vaccine Cold Chain is as critical as monitoring the human vaccine Cold Chain. It is important to not only have the correct processes in place but also devices that provide full visibility as well as accurate temperature monitoring. Failing to do so can result in not only financial loss and reputational damage but also outbreaks and widespread health risks.
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  3. At Autima, our technology adheres to the highest standards of Performance, Quality, and Safety as specified by the World Health Organisation (WHO), for which the full system is re-validated on an annual basis.
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  5. Our electronic cold chain temperature monitoring devices for vaccines are easy to deploy and seamlessly integrate with our cloud portal, ColdCloud™™ ensuring that you have full visibility of your temperature-sensitive products from anywhere around the world, at anytime.
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  7. For more information on how we can assist you with both temperature monitoring devices for vaccine storage and cold chain management online and automated and accurate monitoring, contact us today for industry specific automated monitoring solutions!
 

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