Meeting Archive:
Principles of Vaccine Storage and Handling


Meeting Description:
Vaccines are fragile and require strict temperature-controlled storage conditions if they are to work optimally to prevent disease. Join Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program and Assistant Professor for Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for an overview of fundamental principles of vaccine storage and handling in any clinical setting. Dr. Moore will also highlight available guidance and training resources and how to best approach decisions about storage and temperature monitoring equipment.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe proper vaccine storage conditions and why they are important
  • Discuss key considerations in selecting vaccine storage and temperature monitoring equipment
  • Explain the types of plans and training necessary for optimal routine and emergency vaccine management
This webinar is offered in collaboration with the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM).
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
Date: Wed, May 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Kelly Moore, MD, MPH
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Director, Tennessee Immunization Program
Tennessee Department of Health
Assistant Clinical Professor for Preventive Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

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