Breaches in the cold chain can result in reduced vaccine potency. Immunisation clinics closing for the holiday period are encouraged to perform a vaccine self-storage audit and review their vaccine management protocols. These steps can prevent the occurrence of a cold chain breach and limit the need for wasting vaccines.

After the break, it is important to review the data logger reports to identify whether any cold chain breaches have occurred. This ensures that any affected vaccines are not inadvertently administered, which could lead to an inadequate immune response and result in poor protection against disease.

For more information, visit the MVEC:冷链 reference page which includes a helpful animation that explains the cold chain journey.