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Vaccine Temperature Monitoring: 5 Best Practices

Vaccines are distributed through a refrigerated supply chain, known as a “cold chain”. For a vaccine to maintain its potency, this cold chain must be unbroken from manufacturing to administration at the healthcare provider. Vaccines generally fall into two classes, based on whether they should...

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Montefiore: Safety and Savings for Vaccine Pilot Program

VFC (Vaccines for Children) provider Montefiore selected DicksonOne to shift away from a time-consuming manual temperature monitoring process, increasing reliability and yielding thousands in savings.

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Ukrainian Polio and the Hindsight Solution

A recent threat of a Polio outbreak in Ukraine has left parts of Europe scrambling for answers.

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An Overview Of The CDC's OEI-04-10-00430 Vaccines For Children Report

In April and May of 2011, a group of analysts from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States of America, conducted an evaluation of 45 Vaccine For Children (VFC) program providers. The team was led by Holly Williams, and was formed to assess the storage conditions of vaccines...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Vaccine Storage

Vaccine storage and handling can be as confusing as all get-out. There are a lot of resources and materials to consume, and there are different regulations coming at you from different regulating bodies (i.e. the CDC, the VFC Program, County Health Departments, etc.).

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How To Avoid Expired Vaccines

Expired vaccines are a bummer. Wasted vaccines equal wasted dollars. And dollars that don't need to be wasted. Some fridges and freezers can store thousands of dollars worth of vaccines. When those vaccines go to waste, the hospital is left footing the bill. Even if your hospital or medical...

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The Hospital Supply Chain Is Ever Expanding

With the Affordable Care Act sweeping healthcare in the U.S., hospital supply chains have had the spotlight shown on them: a somewhat disregarded discipline in a hospital has now come to the forefront in cost savings.

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Important Vaccine Storage Regulation Trends And What They Mean For Your Clinic

Vaccine regulations, specifically for Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers, are updated more frequently than most industry regulations that Dickson comes into contact with. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), State Vaccination Programs, Local Health Departments, and VFC program all have a...

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The Vaccines For Children (VFC) Storage Series: Data Loggers

In our first article in our Vaccine Storage Series, we provided some resources for Vaccines for Children (VFC) Providers, specifically highlighting links and general information you must know to be a provider in the program. In our second post, we talked about vaccine storage; namely...

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The Vaccine For Children (VFC) Storage Series: Temperature Sensors

If vaccines are not kept cold, they will become less potent. This is a statement that is of course true, and that has been reiterated consistently and frequently by the CDC to those hospitals and clinics that are in the VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program. Keeping vaccines cold may seem as...

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