Temperature Monitoring Requirements
A number of new federal VFC Program participation requirements, including those related to thermometers, thermometer calibration, and temperature monitoring, went into effect January 1, 2013.
- VFC Letter Summarizing New Requirements for 2013
- Thermometer Calibration
- New MIN/MAX Temperature Logs
VFC Providers receive vaccine at no cost to them. However, the vaccines they receive are purchased with millions of tax payers’ dollars. To reduce waste and spoilage of expensive vaccines, the California VFC program issued guidelines for vaccine storage units.
All providers must comply with these requirements in order to receive VFC vaccines.
|Office Size||Required Equipment|
|Very High Volume
|Pharmacy-grade or biologic-grade refrigerator-only units and stand-alone freezer units|
|Refrigerator-only (16.7 cubic feet minimum) and stand-alone freezer units|
|Refrigerator-only (16.7 cubic feet minimum) and stand-alone freezer units
Pharmacy-grade or biologic-grade under the counter units.
Less than 500 doses/year