Vaccines should be stored in temperature-monitored, alarm-equipped, stand-alone refrigerators and freezers. The refrigerator units should maintain temperatures between 35° and 46°F (2° and 8°C). The storage unit should have a separate freezer compartment with a separate exterior door. The freezer compartment should maintain an average temperature of 5°F (-15°C) or colder. A combination refrigerator/freezer unit sold for home use is acceptable for vaccine storage. The Florida Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program will not approve dormitory-style refrigerators for VFC Program vaccine storage.
Keep a certified calibrated thermometer in both the refrigerator and freezer, and check the temperatures twice a day. Record the temperatures on a log mounted on the door. Keep the VFC Progam vaccine supply separate from other clinic vaccines.
Children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one of the following criteria:
Use the VFC Usage Worksheet to record the children's VFC eligibility status and to account for the doses administered to children.
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