New Cold Chain Toolkit for immunisation providers
The NSW Health cold chain webpage has been updated with a summary of recent changes to NSW cold chain requirements and the new national vaccine storage guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ (3rd edition) 2019.
NSW Health has published a Cold Chain Toolkit and Safe Vaccine Storage checklist to support immunisation providers. The NSW Health Cold Chain Management training module can be accessed from the NSW Health cold chain webpage.
The NSW Health Vaccine Storage and Cold Chain Management online training module for immunisation providers can be accessed from the webpage. Each practice must ensure that at least one person who is responsible for vaccine storage and cold chain management completes the module by 31 July 2019. A copy of the completion certificate must be kept on file as it may be requested by NSW Health.
It is recommended that all immunisation providers complete the module to ensure they understand best practice cold chain management.