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Impact of power outages on vaccine storage
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    In areas where vaccine supplies are affected by temporary power outages, the guidance developed for providers during the 2003 Northeast Power Outage may be helpful: ■ Do not open freezers and refrigerators until power is restored. ■ Most refrigerated vaccines are relatively stable at room temperature for limited periods of time. The vaccines of most concern are MMR and Varivax, which are sensitive to elevated temperatures. ■ Monitor temperatures; don’t discard; don’t administer affected vaccines until you have discussed with public health authorities. poweroutage-vaccinestorage.pdf
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