Vaccine Temperature Monitoring
The National Vaccine Storage Guidelines ‘Strive for 5’ (3rd edition) states that ALL purpose-built vaccine refrigerators (PBVRs) MUST have a data logger and thermometer to monitor refrigerator temperature continuously.
PBVR temperature monitoring checklist:
Changes to Quadracel
Sanofi is transitioning from the five-pack Quadracel vial to a ten-pack pre-filled syringe presentation. QHIP will continue to distribute the remaining stock of five packs and the new ten-pack pre-filled presentation (depending on the quantities each provider orders). Please see the pictures of the new box and syringe presentation below for your information.
NOTE: Please be aware that the new Quadracel syringe looks very similar to the FluQuadri syringe. DO NOT remove the whole label from the syringes to prevent vaccine administration errors (VAEs).
If you require additional immunisation support, contact the Gold Coast Public Health Unit at 5667 3200 or GCPHU-CDC@health.qld.gov.au.
For COVID-19 Vaccinating General Practices: As you may be aware current supply of the Moderna monovalent (ancestral) vaccine (Moderna 6+ Red Cap) has been gradually reducing over the past months, and soon you will no longer be able to order this vaccine type. For sites currently administering this v...
This update was provided by the Gold Coast Public Health Unit (GCPHU). The Gold Coast Public Health Unit (GCPHU) works with the Queensland Health Immunisation Program (QHIP) to manage cold chain breaches reported by Vaccine Service Providers (VSPs). The most common cause of cold chain breaches are p...