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Vaccine storage and handling
The CDC released a series of updates and materials to assist providers with vaccine storage and handling:
- Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
- You Call the Shots Module, related to vaccine storage and handling
- Handling a temperature excursion in your vaccine storage unit (PDF)
The “You Call the Shots” module related to the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) was also updated.
International measles outbreaks
The CDC recently released travel notifications related to measles outbreaks in England and Greece. Both are level 1, meaning travelers should practice usual precautions. If you have patients who recently traveled to these regions presenting with symptoms suggestive of measles, it is important to consider whether they may have been exposed during travel.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
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