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Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines: the green book, chapter 3

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Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines: the green book, chapter 3

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Vaccines are both sensitive biological substances and Prescription-Only- Medicines (POMs). This chapter outlines:

  • storage requirements for vaccines
  • ways of obtaining centrally purchased vaccines
  • restrictions on the use of centrally purchased vaccines
  • recommendations for stock management
  • handling spillages, and
  • safe disposal of expired or damaged vaccines.
Published 19 March 2013