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Am J Public Health. 2011 Jan;101(1):46-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.179853. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Graphic-output temperature data loggers for monitoring vaccine refrigeration: implications for pertussis.

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  • 1Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA. trickm@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

We conducted the first US study using graphic-output temperature data loggers in quantifying cold chain failure. Fifty-four vaccine refrigerators of a county outpatient health system were studied. Forty-eight percent maintained temperatures of 2°C to 8°C and 24% had protracted periods of temperatures less than 0°C. The correlation between the percentage of refrigerators with freezing temperatures and the pertussis rate for each health region was r = 0.76. The findings suggest that improper vaccine storage may have contributed to recent increases in pertussis rates.

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