Issue 8: Cold Chain and Logistics Management: An Essential Part of Safe and Effective Vaccination Programs

Publish Date: July 2008
Language: English

Cold chain and logistics refer to the system of people, policies, procedures, vehicles, fuel, equipment, and technologies that work together to make sure that vaccines given to people are safe and effective. Because most vaccines have specific temperature requirements, an effective cold chain and logistics management system prevents both excessive heat and cold from damaging the vaccines from the time of manufacturing until they are used.