New Standard for Vaccine Storage Published

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The Joint Committee for Vaccine Storage, formed under a partnership between CDC and NSF International, has finalized and published a new standard for vaccine storage. The new NSF / ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard is designed to help providers better understand the...

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5 Tips for Ensuring Vaccine Storage Safety

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Ensuring vaccines are stored in accordance with manufactures’ recommendations and in compliance with facility, state and local guidelines are important to maintaining a safe vaccine program. Protecting vaccines from improper storage can help prevent ineffective or destroyed...

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Looking Ahead to the 2021-2022 Flu Season and Back to School Immunization

Posted on Jun 29, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

According to the CDC, last year’s flu season saw the highest number flu vaccine doses ever administered. More than 193 million doses were given, and about 53-54% of adults received a flu vaccine. This coverage is higher compared to the previous year, which was about 48% of...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Summer 2021 Update

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

About 50 percent of the U.S. is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Last month, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children who are 12-15, and Moderna is expected to file for EUA for this age group in the coming weeks. Focus on vaccinating adolescents and hesitant...

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Recovering Immunization Rates Post Pandemic

Posted on Jun 01, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Office visits and routine immunizations decreased during the pandemic. Beginning in Mid-March last year, routine immunization rates dropped significantly. Due to the National Emergency declared in the United States, these rates continued to decline into the late half the...

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Best Practices for Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Ultra-Low Freezer

Posted on May 27, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

When your lab is storing precious samples at ultra-low temperatures, reliable freezer performance is essential. An ultra-low freezer is a significant investment for a laboratory. To protect your investment, along with the integrity of the valuable samples stored inside, it is...

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Strategies for Tackling Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Just last week, the FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use in children between the ages of 12 and 15. Additional clinical trials are underway, and it is expected that Moderna will soon be available to this age group, and both vaccines will become available to younger...

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Webinar Recap | COVID-19 One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage

Posted on May 06, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Thank you to our hosts and participants for joining last week’s webinar: COVID-19: One Year Later: Vaccine Progress and New Standards for Vaccine Storage. Dr. L.J. Tan from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and Helmer Scientific’s Dennis Smith, Vice President of...

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Medical-grade vaccine storage can help prevent vaccine and financial loss

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been several news headlines regarding spoiled COVID-19 vaccines due to temperature control issues or equipment failures. Improper storage and handling of vaccines can reduce vaccine potency and even result in the need to...

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Meet CDC Guidelines for Vaccine Storage with Helmer’s i.C3® Information Center

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 by Kristen Yawit

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into Helmer’s i.Series® product line, including refrigerators, freezers and ultra low freezers. The i.C3® Information Center provides intelligent diagnostic information and temperature data, while...

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