We are aware that the following policy has now expired, however we are awaiting new national guidance and don’t intend to review or amend this policy until that guidance is available. Please continue to use this policy until otherwise advised but also to refer to the current national guidance (including the Green Book chapter 3) which should always be the prime source of information for vaccine storage.
The national resources are available:
- Storage, distribution and disposal of vaccines: the green book, chapter 3
- Immunisation (scroll down for the Vaccine handling and protocols section)
View our home page where you will find our organogram – for an up to date list of contacts from whom you can obtain advice about a cold chain problem (see page 9 of the cold chain policy).
This cold chain policy was developed and authorised for use in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire only, however its content is relevant to all practices, and does not deviate from standard cold chain guidance. We therefore ask that you please read and follow it. We will review it again once the new national guidance (in development) has been published.
Your local Medicines Information Service contact (see page 9 of the cold chain policy) is as follows:
Trent Medicines Information Centre, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0116 258 6491.